What's Happening and What's Closed on Thanksgiving in West Bloomfield

Government offices, schools, grocery stores, trash pickups and more alter their schedules for holiday week.

Are you staying in town this Thanksgiving? Here's everything you might need to know about what's open and when:

Grocery stores/pharmacies

Run out of cranberries during your Thanksgiving dinner? Need another can of pumpkin pie filling? Or, among all the hubbub, did you forget to buy milk last week? Don't fear, here's what will be open Thanksgiving Day:

  • Whole Foods Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  •  8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Busch's Fresh Food Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Kroger, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Pharmacy: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • CVS, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Pharmacy: closed.
  • Walgreens, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pharmacy: closed.
  • Plum Market, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Around town

Town Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, reopening at 8 a.m. Monday. For any problems, contact the West Bloomfield Police Department at 248-975-9200. The Fire Department can be reached at 248-409-1540, but for an emergency (or fried turkey accidents), dial 911.

The U.S. Postal Service branch at 6725 Daly Rd. will not be open Thanksgiving Day, nor will there be any mail delivery or pickup. The post office will be open Friday during normal business hours, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

For residents with regular trash pickup on Thursdays and Fridays, pickup will be delayed one day. Both branches of the West Bloomfield Library will be closed from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 9 a.m. Friday.

Recreational activities

For those looking for recreational opportunities, the Sports Club will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. No youth programs are scheduled for that day. Powerhouse Gym will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The south wing at the Jewish Community Center will be open from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., but the CDC, the gallery and the the offices will be closed.

Looking for entertainment? Two Muses Theatre, West Bloomfield's newest professional theatre presents this holiday crowd-pleaser, Greetings! by Tom Dudzick. In this interdenominational, holiday comedy, Andy Gorski has a loving Catholic mother, a crabby Catholic father and an atheist Jewish fiancée. He brings his fiancée home for Christmas and questions arise, tempers flare, and then miracles ensue.

The show opens in Barnes & Noble Booksellers, at 6800 Orchard Lake Rd., on Nov. 23.  

Bachelor's One in Keego Harbor, at 1967 Cass Lake Rd., is having a tribute to the Back Seat Saloon on Friday and Saturday. In lieu of a cover, please contribute a non-perishable item to donate.

School closings

West Bloomfield School District students will not have school Wednesday-Friday, while Walled Lake Schools will be closed Thursday-Monday.

Last-minute lodging

Run out of air mattresses or spare couches for guests? Call the The Wren's Nest for a great bed and breakfast; for more upscale friends and family, travel to Birmingham at the Townsend Hotel.


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