Stores open Thanksgiving for last minute shoppers

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF)- In the past, you were out of luck if you needed to run out on Thanksgiving day to pick something up. But society has changed and now many places are open and hoping to cash in on your needs.

Grocery stores will be a big draw today. Stores expect to have last minute shoppers today. While shoppers say they try to get their shopping done before the holiday, but they almost always find themselves heading back to the grocery store. And if you're one of those people, you'll be able to head out for some hours today. Lowe's Food store closes the earliest at 2 P.M., and Bi Lo closes the latest- this evening at 7 P.M.

Here's a list of some open grocery stores today:

Food Lion 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Piggly Wiggly 6:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Lowe's Food Stores 7 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Bi Lo Until 7:00 P.M.

Some people say they're happy someone's open. "I usually start about a week ahead of time," said North Myrtle Beach resident Flossi McManus. "And I usually have somewhere around 2 to 3 trips to the grocery store. I sort of make my menu out, then buy groceries according to what will be done first, second, third, and the last."

If you're not fixing a meal at home and want to go out to eat, you'll join 14 million other people around the nation who eat out on Thanksgiving Day. From Myrtle Beach Restaurant News, here's a short list of the many restaurants that are open:

North Myrtle Beach
California Dreaming Noon to 8 P.M.
Damon's Grill Noon to 8 P.M.
Preston's starting at 11:30 A.M.
Myrtle Beach
Carolina Roadhouse 11 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Max and Erma's 11 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Chesnut Hill 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
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