In the United States, retail stores are typically open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m., Sunday. This shift in hours is called “closing time” or “closing hours.”
The exact closing time varies by state and city. For example, in Texas, most stores close at 10 p.m., while in New York City, many stay open until 11 p.m. In some states and localities, chain stores may be required by law to close earlier than other businesses on certain days of the week or during special events like holidays or sports games.
When shopping at an individual store depends on what state or city you’re shopping in and whether or not you’re shopping at a chain or independent store that follows state-mandated hours for businesses of its type (for example, all businesses might be required to close early on Sundays).
Last modified: September 20, 2022