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Thanksgiving closings


Federal, state, county offices closed Thursday. Federal offices open Friday.


International Plaza, WestShore Plaza, Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Brandon and University Mall closed Thursday. Some department stores will be open. Friday hours: International Plaza, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; West-Shore, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Westfield Citrus Park, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Westfield Brandon, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; University Mall, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (department store and restaurant hours vary.)

Attractions, Museums

Tampa Museum of Art closed Thursday, open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Florida Aquarium closed Thursday, open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; Busch Gardens open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Lowry Park Zoo: closed Thursday, open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Buses and Streetcars

On Thursday, HART and HARTplus will operate on Sunday schedule. On Friday, HART and HARTplus will operate on Saturday schedule. The TECO Line Streetcar will not operate Thursday but will operate 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday.

Garbage Collection

Tampa will not have garbage collection or recycling pickup Thursday. Residential collections scheduled for Thursday will be made up on Friday, and Friday's regular pickup will be on Saturday. Temple Terrace will not have garbage collection or recycling pickup on Thursday and Friday. Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department will not have garbage collection or recycling pickup on Thursday. Normal schedule resumes Friday.


County public schools, Hillsborough Community College, University of Tampa and University of South Florida closed Thursday and Friday.


All banks closed Thursday. Normal hours resume on Friday.


Federal courts, state courts and county courts closed Thursday. Federal courts open Friday.


All recreation centers and playgrounds are closed Thursday and Friday. Some regional parks are closed Thursday and reopen Friday.


Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Post Offices, Mail Delivery

On Thursday, all post offices will be closed and there will be no mail delivery. Normal schedules and hours resume Friday.


All public libraries closed Thursday and Friday.

Tampa Bay & Florida news > Thanksgiving Closings 11/23/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 12:18am]
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