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Old Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 12:49 PM
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Default What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

Will grocery stores and other businesses be open on March 22 and 23 since this is the Easter weekend?
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Old Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 02:21 PM
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Easter Sunday, the stores will be closed, but they will be open on Saturday. They will also be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.
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Old Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

Thanks a lot Chrisnwillie... I thought that this would be the case so I guess we need to hit the grocery store as soon as we arrive on Saturday. Thanks again!

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Old Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 07:09 PM
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Excellent idea, since if you don't get to the store by Saturday evening, they don't reopen until Tuesday morning.

Have a great trip!
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Default Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

Will restaurants be open on those dates or will we have to cook in? I really don't want to eat in if I don't have to. Since Easter is early this year, we have never been in Aruba during this time. Thanks for your help. 21 days until I'm back in Aruba!!!
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Old Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 07:37 PM
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Yes, restaurants are open, but Easter Sunday is very busy on the island so make sure you reservations to eat in advance.
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My wife and I come to Aruba for our first visit on March 22, and staying at ABC. Looks like a great place and really looking forward to it. We get in at 2:00pm and will have a car, so we shouldn't have a problem getting to the grocery store on Saturday. How long are the grocery stores open on Saturday. I understand that the stores won't be open on Sunday or Monday. However, will the asian stores (which I've read about) be open on Sunday or Monday. Also, are the grocery stores like Lings a one stop shop - groceries, liquor, wine, beer?

Thanks for any advice.
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My wife and I come to Aruba for our first visit on March 22, and staying at ABC. Looks like a great place and really looking forward to it. We get in at 2:00pm and will have a car, so we shouldn't have a problem getting to the grocery store on Saturday. How long are the grocery stores open on Saturday. I understand that the stores won't be open on Sunday or Monday. However, will the asian stores (which I've read about) be open on Sunday or Monday. Also, are the grocery stores like Lings a one stop shop - groceries, liquor, wine, beer?

Thanks for any advice.
The stores like Lings (the larger ones) will be open until about 8. The larger ones are one stop shops...food, beer, liquor, wine, etc....
The last time I was there Easter, the asian ones were not open (a couple of years ago), at least the ones I saw. This year, I am there at Easter again, so if you like, I can inquire when I get there (the 2nd) and see if I can get that answer for you and post back.
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There is a very good chance that the smaller chinese supermarkets will be open on Easter Monday. They are usually run by families and as such not subject to the rules of having personnel working on holidays. Just in case you need something really bad.
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The stores like Lings (the larger ones) will be open until about 8. The larger ones are one stop shops...food, beer, liquor, wine, etc....
The last time I was there Easter, the asian ones were not open (a couple of years ago), at least the ones I saw. This year, I am there at Easter again, so if you like, I can inquire when I get there (the 2nd) and see if I can get that answer for you and post back.

I would certainly appreciate any info that you could forward my way on this topic.
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Default Re: What businesses will be open on March 22 & 23?

here's a link to the most modern of the stores...

http://www.lingandsons.com/ling/home.do

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I would certainly appreciate any info that you could forward my way on this topic.
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Ling&Sons rule!!!
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