Some businesses remain open today |

Some businesses remain open today

Government offices, many restaurants closed for Christmas

Blythe Terrell

— Most businesses, banks and government offices will be shut for the Christmas holiday today, though grocery stores and some retailers and restaurants are opening their doors.

City Market will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and Safeway will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Many restaurants, particularly those open for breakfast, are staying dark. Winona’s, Creekside Cafe, the Egg & I, Johnny B Good’s Diner and the Shack are closed, for example. For those seeking early-morning fare or caffeine, however, the Starbucks on Anglers Drive will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Some restaurants will run on regular or late schedules. Canton Chinese Restaurant, Riggio’s Ristorante and Fiesta Jalisco planned to be open, for example, and Old Town Pub planned to open at 4 p.m.

Spots near the Steamboat Ski Area were scheduled to be open – mostly those serving skiers and riders. Slopeside Grill and Gondola Pub & Grill will be open, though many of the Torian Plum stores will be shut. Shops that serve skiers, such as SportStalker in Gondola Square, Ski Haus and Christy Sports, will be open.

Wal-Mart will be closed, as will fast-food restaurants McDonald’s and Wendy’s.

All U.S. Post Office locations are closed today and will reopen Friday, according to the Postal Service’s Web site. Only express mail will be delivered today.

Steamboat Springs and Routt County government offices will be closed today and open Friday. Hayden offices, which closed for the holiday at noon Wednesday, are closed today and Friday. Oak Creek offices also are closed today and Friday.

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