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What's Open and Closed in Manchester on Labor Day

Monday's the holiday, here's where Labor Day came from and what's closed that day.

Just what the heck is Labor Day anyway? Well, it's a holiday borne out of labor strikes by Illinois railroad manufacturers in the 1890s. While the United States is the largest manufacturing country in the world (for now), Connecticut’s work force in this industry has shriveled by 45 percent since 1990, according to the Connecticut Labor Department. This day off is intended for employees of all industries, so here's what's closed on Monday:

  • All federal and state offices
  • All Manchester municipal offices
  • All Manchester public schools
  • U.S. financial markets
  • Banks and credit unions
  • All postal offices
  • Commuter trains such as Shore Line East and Metro North will run on a holiday/weekend schedule Monday
  • The DMV until Tuesday
  • Connecticut Lottery Headquarters in Rocky Hill

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Here's what's open:

  • Retail Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience stores
  • Bars/Taverns
  • Liquor Stores
  • Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.
Gary Benson September 01, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Let's see, Guilford, is that the section of Manchester located near Buckland?
David Moran September 01, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Whoops! Looks like I didn't catch that. Thanks, Gary.
Siobhan Covill September 01, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Time Machine Hobby will be open Monday. :) As far as I know it's regular hours, 10-8.

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