What's Open, Closed on Columbus Day in Fenway-Kenmore

Columbus Day: What's open and closed on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.

Columbus Day, observed on the second Monday in October, honors Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World in October of 1492.

Here's the list of what is open and closed in most states on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8:


  • Retail Stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience Stores
  • Bars/Taverns
  • Gyms/Health Clubs
  • Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores or gyms/health clubs may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.


  • Banks 
  • No mail delivery - All U.S post offices are closed
  • Stock Market
  • Federal Offices
  • State Offices
  • City Hall and Municipal Offices 
  • Schools 
  • Libraries 

Trash Pickup on Columbus Day

On Monday, Oct. 8, there will be curbside trash collection in Fenway-Kenmore. 


The Blue, Orange, Red and Green Lines, buses and trackless trolleys will run on a Saturday schedule.

The Commuter Rail and the Silver Line will run on a regular weekday schedule.

For more details, visit the MBTA website by clicking here.


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