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Las Vegas businesses moving away from 24/7 service

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jul 02, 2018

Many think Las Vegas is a 24/7 town, but some chains are changing their hours.

"Sometimes I finish work at one, two, three in the morning. I have a little girl that I take care of so there are times I have to get off work, get supplies for her, have her ready for school in the morning," said Alfa Rich.

Many locals work on the Las Vegas Strip, but for the most part, Las Vegans live far from the lights and nonstop partying.

"We have a very diverse working population unlike any other," said Elaine Harris, a Las Vegas local.

Whether it's a weird sleep schedule or you want to avoid the sun and crowds, you've got to track the hours of operation for your favorite spots.

For late night food, Subway might be your best bet with 68 locations open 24/7. Sonic is also an option with six locations that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Grocery shopping is trickier since Walmart started with 12 24-hour stores but nw they're down to 3. Smith's hasn't had a 24-hour option since last fall. Regarding a late night workout, Planet Fitness has ten places you can frequent.

Many chains say they don't get enough customers to justify staying open all the time. For those who need it though, like shift-working parents, it makes life harder.

"We need more twenty-four hour, seven days a week situations. It would help," said Rich.