Giant Eagle to open early for first responders to shop

Giant Eagle
Posted at 4:22 PM, Apr 02, 2020

CLEVELAND — Beginning on Friday, April 3 at 6 a.m., Giant Eagle will launch a dedicated shopping hour for first responders in all of its supermarket locations on Thursdays and Fridays.

During the two designated days, doors will open an hour early to allow police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and other first responders to shop for groceries and necessities.

After the first hour, Giant Eagle and Market District stores will return to their current operating hours, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., for other customers.

In addition to the early hours for first responders, Giant Eagle and Market District locations, including in-store pharmacies and GetGo locations, will be closed on Easter, Sunday, April 12, in order to recognize the tireless efforts of Giant Eagle employees serving their communities.

Giant Eagle previously announced early hours for older individuals, differently-abled individuals and those who have compromised immune systems to shop. Those early hours are held Monday through Wednesday. Normal store hours then go into place from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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