Burn the Turkey or Forget a Gift? 16 Stores and Restaurants Open on Christmas
Stop at these stores for last minute items for yourself or others on Dec. 25.
You start Christmas morning and realize you forgot to grab stocking stuffers, or you never had time to buy fixings for a holiday feast. Just as you head out to grandmother's house, the gas gauge hits "E."
Don't panic! Stow has 16 stores and restaurants that have your back. There are likely very few items a desperate Christmas Day shopper won't find somewhere in the city – from warm meals and grocery items to alcohol and gift cards.
Drugstores sell household and medical supplies, groceries, electronics, clothing items, gift cards and more.
- The lights are always on at CVS Pharmacy. The store is open 24/7, year-round.
- Discount Drug Mart and Walgreen's both will accommodate Christmas Day shoppers from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Gas stations sell so much more than gas. Nearly every station in Stow will be open Christmas Day, offering up convenience store items like household products, food items, lottery tickets, alcohol and gift cards.
- BP, Sheetz and the Circle K gas station/convenience stores on Fishcreek Road and East Steels Corner Road simply never close. Ever.
- GetGo from Giant Eagle will conduct business as usual, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., on Christmas.
- Speedway also will be open during its normal business hours of 5 a.m. to midnight.
Bored with your presents already? Can't stand to watch A Christmas Story for the fourth time that day and there's nothing on television to capture your attention? Two Stow businesses are ready to rent or sell you new and used DVDs and video games, along with accompanying snacks and drinks.
- Family Video is open from noon to midnight – every day of the year.
- The doors at Blockbuster Video will be open from noon to 10 p.m.
Here's where the field of Christmas Day choices really opens up – particularly if you're in the mood for Asian cuisine. There's even some Thai and American fare available.
- Brubaker's Pub – with menu items that include chili and turkey burgers – will be open from 7 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. The classic "Cheers" type bar and neighborhood grill even has darts, big-screen TVs, a pool table and jukebox.
- Thai Gourmet will operate business-as-usual, from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Need it delivered? Hunan of Stow offers that choice, along with dine-in, and will be open from 4 to 10:30 p.m. The MSG-free restaurant specializes in Szechaun, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hunan cuisine.
- King Dragon Chinese Restaurant will be making its specialties from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for dine-in or takeout.
- Main Moon will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., offering takeout or eat-in meals.