Anything open May 1st?

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Anything open May 1st?

Post by StrawberryHeartsForever » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:59 pm

I was going to do the weekly shop today but have been caught out. Everywhere closed at 7.30pm, even the smaller shops. I have nothing for onces, the cupboards are bare save some rice and onion and palta...is anywhere open tomorrow in Santiago (places to eat etc) or am I going to have to concoct some rare new dish with the aforementioned ingredients?

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by Donnybrook » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:48 pm

Small shops might open - OK Market if you have one near you, Big John maybe - but that won't get you much more than snacks, drinks and bread. A friend swears Lomit's in Providencia is open tomorrow and has invited my husband to lunch, so we will see! Hotels have to provide some restaurant service for guests, so, worst case scenario, off to the Hyatt! :)

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by wiscondinavian » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:14 pm

I think I heard on the news that La Vega should be open

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by momof3 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:13 am

The movies· Popcorn for lunch!
We agree to disagree.

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by StrawberryHeartsForever » Tue May 01, 2012 10:57 am

Aw thanks for the responses guys, I will venture out later. I am in Providencia, so there are several restaurants here and a Big John ;) I feel so embarassed, this has never happened to me before and my cupboards are so bare :oops: I feel like a bachelor. Enjoy your day.

P.S. I love the idea of Popcorn for lunch.

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by zer0nz » Tue May 01, 2012 3:56 pm

StrawberryHeartsForever wrote:Aw thanks for the responses guys, I will venture out later. I am in Providencia, so there are several restaurants here and a Big John ;) I feel so embarassed, this has never happened to me before and my cupboards are so bare :oops: I feel like a bachelor. Enjoy your day.

P.S. I love the idea of Popcorn for lunch.

haha, yeah, get out of providdencia and everything is open :)

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by Donnybrook » Tue May 01, 2012 4:30 pm

Just learned that cinemas, petrol stations and restaurants are exempt from the obligatory holiday. So if a restaurant wants to open, it can.

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Post by zer0nz » Tue May 01, 2012 4:33 pm

Donnybrook wrote:Just learned that cinemas, petrol stations and restaurants are exempt from the obligatory holiday. So if a restaurant wants to open, it can.
and any family run shop/service.... i.e mini marts!!!

we have a huge one close to us on colon in las condes, every public holiday the whole family is in there working as they cant make there staff work!, rather funny watching the kids try and man the counter!

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by griffin » Tue May 01, 2012 4:37 pm

For future reference: the farmer's market feria we usually have on Tuesdays in La Serena was open today, and doing a brisk business. Today they even had young goats for sale (dressed meat, whole baby goats i.e. cabritos), which is not a normally available item. If you go at almuerzo time, there are always people selling empanadas etc.

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Re: Anything open May 1st?

Post by trabajo en progreso » Tue May 01, 2012 5:21 pm

Santa Isabel supermarket in Las Condes is open 24hrs 7 days - on Av Las Condes next to the golden arches.

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Post by zer0nz » Tue May 01, 2012 5:30 pm

trabajo en progreso wrote:Santa Isabel supermarket in Las Condes is open 24hrs 7 days - on Av Las Condes next to the golden arches.
except when they cant by law... ;) been past today?

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