We were visiting family on Thanksgiving and ran out to Safeway all the way across town in Vacaville as they had advertised they would be open til 6:00 pm on T-Day. My experience is usually open until 6:00 is just that, not 5:45, or 5:59. We barely made it but were in front of the door at 5:54 only to be turned away by three Safeway employees standing guard at the door. They were not friendly and were quite curt, one in particular by the name of Mitchell.
I really have compassion for anyone that has to work or chooses to work on holidays and understand that everyone mostly would rather be somewhere else rather than work. My real complaint is that we who support these establishments count on them for honoring there schedules. We have a right to reasonable expectations from them and 6 is 6. If you want to close at 5:50 then state that you close at 5:50. Safeway of all large outfits. We actually saw 8 people at least turned away as we pulled up in the 3 mins we were there pleading to get in. By the way, Food Fair was open until 9 pm on Thanksgiving and the checker was as delightful as could be, also a privately owned Grocery Store that is more deserving of our business.