everywhere around me is closed, except for the depaneur
Everything is open in Hell's Kitchen.
I don't know of any. But I'll remind people that Costco closes for Easter.
Yes, the whores currently overrunning Hells Kitchen will remain open for business Friday and all weekend.
My asshole will be closed Friday in honor of Jesus but will magically open Sunday morning!
R5 I hope it's not occupied when it closes.
The synagogue around the corner.
Nothing I know of.
Nothing, surprisingly, since the city I live in is incredibly Catholic.
Ohhhh that explains why this morning there was no traffic and I was the only person in the usually crowded deli getting my coffee.
My apt building's office is closed and the super is on a 2-weeks' vacation. Don't know that any of them are Catholic, just fucking lazy.
(Easter's not a National or Monday holiday, people!)
(and yes, I AM Catholic.)
Work is closed. We close midday on the Thursday before Easter and open again on the Tuesday afterwards. I get a 2.5 day holiday whether I want it now or not but it is at least in addition to my annual leave allowance of 30 days (I'd be pissed off if I was forced use any of it for this). I think most places in England just get Good Friday and Easter Monday as the bank holidays. Scotland just gets Good Friday (they have the extra public holiday on the 2nd of January for hangover recovery).
Last Easter, I got sunburnt, this Easter it's bloody freezing (but none of the snow is lying) and it is a lot less fun.
All the shops etc. are open and will be except for Easter Sunday when, by law, all shops must be shut all day (with some possible exceptions for small, corner shops).
Easter is just a bizarre, pointless Holiday in the UK. We are almost completely secular country these days so it's all just weekend city-breaks to Europe and far, far too much chocolate. It's not like Christmas when people travel to see family or do specific stuff and yet I get more time off at Easter.
r13, Easter is pretty much a secular holiday.
When I was growing up, a lot of business closed from noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday. Most of these places were mom-and-pop businesses.
Now, most retailers are chain-owned and -operated. A lot of shopping centers and malls dictate what hours stores are to remain open.
I know a lot of places close on Good Friday. Their employees take off anyway, either for religious or secular purposes. it is easier to close than to operate with a skeleton staff
Our local Mosque.
They had to stop the arms deliveries, which I guess is a good thing, unless you have a contract to rebuild some skyscrapers.
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But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
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