Wednesday, May 23, 2018
News Roundup

Labor Day closings

The following will be closed Monday, unless otherwise noted.

Government

All federal, state and county offices closed.

Courts

Federal courts, state courts and county courts closed.

Post offices, mail delivery

All post offices will be closed; no mail delivery.

Buses and Streetcars

HART and HARTplus will operate on a Saturday schedule. The TECO Line Streetcar System will run from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Shopping Malls

Malls will be open normal business hours: International Plaza, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; WestShore Plaza, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Westfield Citrus Park, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Westfield Brandon, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and University Mall, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Department store and restaurant hours may vary.)

Garbage Collection

The city of Tampa, the city of Temple Terrace and the Hillsborough County Solid Waste Management Department will not have garbage collection or recycling pickup. Customer pickup will resume on the next scheduled day, and county customers can set out twice as much garbage on the next scheduled day.

Utilities

Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas offices are closed.

Libraries

All public libraries are closed.

Schools

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

Banks

Most banks are closed.

Attractions, museums

The Tampa Museum of Art will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Florida Aquarium will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Busch Gardens will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lowry Park Zoo will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Glazer Children's Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum of Science and Industry will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreation

All recreation centers and playgrounds are closed. Regional parks will be open.

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