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Over 50 Stores Say They’ll Close on Thanksgiving Day

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In recent years, many major retailers have opened their doors on Thanksgiving with early Black Friday deals. While shopaholics love it, many feel it’s in bad taste and that employees should be able to spend that day with family.

This year, dozens of companies have announced that their stores will not be open on Turkey Day. Bellow is the official list courtesy of (Note: HEB stores will be open at 6 AM, but close early at 2 PM so employees can be home in time for dinner.)

A.C. Moore
Abt Electronics
Academy Sports + Outdoors
At Home
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blain’s Farm and Fleet
Cost Plus World Market
Craft Warehouse
Crate and Barrel
DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
Ethan Allen
Gardner-White Furniture
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
Jos. A. Bank
La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
Mattress Firm
Micro Center
Music & Arts
Neiman Marcus
Office Depot and OfficeMax
Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
P.C. Richard & Son
Party City
Pier 1 Imports
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
Sam’s Club
Sierra Trading Post
Sportsman’s Warehouse
Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
Sur La Table
The Container Store
The Original Mattress Factory
TJ Maxx
Tractor Supply
Von Maur
West Marine

Additionally, the businesses below are expected to announced they’ll be closed, but haven’t made it official as of press time:

American Girl
Barnes & Noble
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Bed Bath & Beyond
Christmas Tree Shops
Mall of America
Navy Exchange
Nordstrom Rack
Saks Fifth Avenue

According to, 57.53% of people surveyed are not in favor of stores being open on Thanksgiving, and would rather employees be home with their families.

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