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UPDATED | Senior shopping hours; stores serving vulnerable shoppers

Multiple store chains are hosting shopping events to protect those most vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
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YOUNGSTOWN — COVID-19 is particularly deadly for older people and people with underlying health conditions. To protect these groups, multiple grocery chains are designating specific hours for elderly and immuno-compromised shoppers. 

These Mahoning Valley stores are making accommodations for people vulnerable to the coronavirus:

Aldi, open daily 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Stores will reserve the first hour of business on Tuesdays and Thursdays for vulnerable shoppers.

5863 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 855-955-2534
5500 South Ave., Boardman, 855-955-2534
3497 Belmont Ave., Liberty, 855-955-2534
2425 Niles-Cortland Road SE, Warren, 855-955-2534

Big Lots, open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Big Lots will reserve the first hour of each day for vulnerable shoppers.

7100 South Ave., Boardman, 330-726-0796
4341 Kirk Road, Cornersburg, 330-797-0104
5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Unit 970, Niles, 330-574-1372

Dollar General, open daily 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dollar General is dedicating the first hour of operation to senior shoppers.  

3265 Canfield Road, Austintown, 234-228-7345
4381 Kirk Road, Austintown, 234-228-6330
2002 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, 234-241-1694
271 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, 330-423-1579
4996 Market St., Boardman, 330-423-1901
8573 Market St., Boardman, 234-254-0120
477 W. Main St., Canfield, 234-414-0085
3131 Center Road, Poland, 234-254-1235
9065 Springfield Road, Poland, 234-254-0715
297 Rita Drive, Struthers, 234-241-1633
1370 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, 234-228-7575
3309 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 234-254-1362
2023 Market St., Youngstown, 234-254-1173
2896 McCartney Road, Youngstown, 234-241-1640
2981 McGuffey Road, Youngstown, 330-531-8530
859 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, 234-228-7350
1504 Oak St., Youngstown, 330-531-8368
5953 South Ave., Youngstown, 234-254-1475

Giant Eagle, open daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Starting Monday (March 23), Giant Eagle stores will open one hour early — at 6 a.m. — Monday through Wednesday for those who are age 60 and older and people who are immuno-compromised. 

5220 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-793-2994
476 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, 330-758-5367
1201 Doral Drive, Boardman, 330-726-4991
525 E. Main St., Canfield, 330-702-0522
4770 Belmont Ave., Liberty, 330-759-9502
48 Vienna Ave., Niles, 330-652-2519
2120 Center Road, Poland, 330-757-3735

Marc's, open daily 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Marc's is opening at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to provide an extra hour for vulnerable shoppers.

4755 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-792-4044
7121 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman, 330-965-6352
6024 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, 330-505-2832

Nemenz Struthers IGA, open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Nemenz IGA is reserving 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. each day for elderly, pregnant and immunocompromised shoppers. 

655 Creed St., Struthers, 330-750-1341

PetSmart, open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Mondays and Thursdays, PetSmart is reserving 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for elderly, immunocompromised and pregnant shoppers. 

1101 Doral Drive, Boardman, 330-629-2479
5812 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, 330-544-1499 

Sam's Club, open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stores will reserve 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for vulnerable shoppers.

6361 South Ave., Boardman, 330-965-1643
1040 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren, 330-856-7411

Save-A-Lot, open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Save-A-Lot stores are giving shopping priority to seniors and people with disabilities and their caregivers at 7 a.m. before its stores open.  

1715 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, 330-792-7477
223 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, 330-629-6909
880 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 330-534-4111
653 Gypsy Lane, Liberty, 330-743-1582
912 Great E Plaza, Niles, 330-505-9100
982 5th St., Struthers, 330-750-1970
2998 McCartney Road, Youngstown, 330-743-2656
2725 South Ave., Youngstown, 330-782-2860

Target, open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Target stores will reserve the first hour of shopping each Wednesday for vulnerable customers. 

417 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, 330-758-5900
5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, 330-505-1928

Walgreens, open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Walgreens is opening early on Tuesdays so vulnerable shoppers can use the store from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

5501 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-792-4785
7295 Market St., Boardman, 330-726-9374
3800 Tippecanoe Road, Cornersburg, 330-797-3205
2560 Belmont Ave., Liberty, 330-746-4814
2249 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, 330-544-7128
5027 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, 330-544-3462
2864 McCartney Road, Youngstown, 330-743-1614
525 E. Midlothian Blvd., Youngstown, 330-788-2215
40 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, 330-270-5861

Walmart, open daily 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday at 6 a.m. Pharmacies and Walmart vision centers will also be open at this time. 

6001 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-270-0001
1300 Doral Drive, Boardman, 330-758-0011
200 Goldie Road, Liberty, 330-759-2066

If your store is offering special shopping times during the pandemic, send that information to news@mahoningmatters.com.



Jess Hardin

About the Author: Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and last worked at The Vindicator. Jess graduated from Georgetown University.
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