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Hurricane Irma: Supermarket and Pharmacy Openings and Closings UPDATED

Shoppers purchase hurricane supplies at Publix.
Shoppers purchase hurricane supplies at Publix. Photo by Laine Doss
With Hurricane Irma setting its sights on Miami, there's no longer any time or excuses to get your house in order — literally and figuratively.

Many stores are closing early to allow employees time to prepare for the storm. Here's a list of major outlets and their hurricane closure information.

Update as of September 8 at 10:58 a.m.: All Publix locations in South Florida will close at 8 p.m. Friday. See details below.

Most South Florida Aldi stores will close today by noon. For exact closing times, visit

All CVS locations in the Florida Keys are closed. Miami-Dade and Broward remain open for now. For updates, visit

Fresh Market
Miami Beach store will close at 7 p.m. Friday, September 8:

All stores listed below will close at 8 p.m. Friday, September 8

18299 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura FL
3580 NW 83rd Ave., Doral FL
2640 S. Bayshore Dr., Miami FL
8760 SW 136th St., Miami FL
4633 N.University Dr, Coral Springs FL
424 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale FL
3820 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale FL
2200 N. Flamingo Road #14A, Pembroke Pines FL
12171 W. Sunrise Blvd, Plantation FL
100 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton FL
20409 State Road 7, Boca Raton FL
5540 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton FL
1727 S. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach FL
311 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter FL
6385 North Wickham Rd., Melbourne FL
2300 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart FL
526-A 21st St., Vero Beach FL
10640 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington FL.

For updates, visit

Home Depot
Home Depot will stay open as late as possible through Friday night and plans to be the first store to reopen after the storm. Visit for updates.

Publix (Updated Information)
Monroe stores closed. Effective immediately, every Miami Division store (Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River Counties) will be closing at 8 p.m. tonight (Friday, September 8). All areas will remain closed all day Saturday and Sunday. Reopening Monday will be determined on a store-by-store basis depending upon storm impact and associate availability. For updates, visit

Sedano's Supermarkets will close all South Florida stores Friday at 9 p.m. and will remain closed Saturday and Sunday. Per a release, "Sedano’s stores have backup generators at most locations. These generators are capable of supporting the entire store, allowing us to reopen as soon as conditions and local emergency management permit, and we are certain that it is safe for our employees. Currently, our intentions are to reopen Monday in South Florida and possibly in Central Florida as well."  Visit for updates.

The following Target stores are closed:

21265 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL
15005 SW 88th St., Miami, FL
8350 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, FL
1750 W. 37th St., Miami-Dade, FL
3401 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL
300 Hollywood Mall, Hollywood, FL
8201 Federated W. Roadway, Plantation, FL
16901 Miramar Pkwy,, Miramar, FL
5800 S. University Dr,, Davie, FL
5601 NW 183rd St., Miami Lakes, FL
14075 Biscayne Blvd,, North Miami, FL
2650 NW Federal Hwy,, Stuart, FL
250 Crockett Blvd Merritt,m Island, FL
10720 SW Village Pkwy, Port St. Lucie, FL
5900 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL
10155 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL
5900 State Rd. 7, Lake Worth, FL
10201 Hagen Ranch Rd., Boynton Beach, FL
650 N. Congress Ave., Palm Beach, FL

For more information, visit

Trader Joe's

Pinecrest locations closing Friday at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through September 11.
Davie location closed until September 11.
Pembroke Pines location open today, closing at noon on Saturday, and will remain closed until September 11.
Fort Lauderdale location closed until September 11.

For additional locations further north and updates, visit

Walmart and Sam's Club

Due to Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida, some facilities will close or adjust hours of operation. Visit to search for a particular store location.

Many local Walgreens are closing Friday at 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. There will be no locations open 24 hours. Call your local store for exact details. Find your store at

Whole Foods Market
Downtown Miami location and most others in Miami closing at noon on Friday. Visit to get information on locations outside of Miami-Dade.

Winn-Dixie stores are trying to remain open as long as possible. Right now, all South Florida stores are open and operational, with the exception of all locations in the Florida Keys (which are closed due to evacuation). The chain will post store closures at
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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss