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More Stores Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-20 14:06:08-05

Take your time chowing down on turkey and stuffing this year, because there won't be nearly as many Thanksgiving Day shopping opportunities as in previous years. The savviest Black Friday shoppers used to stand in line for hours right after the dishes were dry and the leftovers were packed in the fridge, but more retailers are rebelling this year. Plus, lots of us have started shopping online anyway, so there's no point in waiting outside in the cold! Whether you want to stock up on toilet paper from Costco, buy an outdoor-loving pal a holiday gift from REI or update your kitchen gadgets from Sur La Table, you'll just have to wait. published a list of the retailers taking a stand against shopping on Thanksgiving. Check out the list of retailers that are closed for Turkey Day, according to (this list was updated as of Nov. 20):  

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • At Home
  • Babies R Us
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • dressbarn
  • DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • Fry’s Electronics
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Party City
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  • REI (closed Black Friday too)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sears Hometown Stores
  • Sears Outlet
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur

West Marinesears photo   Even though the actual stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, deals will likely be available even earlier on their websites! You may have seen Cabela's on some other lists, but the company confirmed its locations will indeed be open on Thanksgiving in a tweet. The National Retail Federation has released its 2017 retail holiday planning playbook, which provides guidance for retailers based on lessons from previous years. It says more than half of shoppers begin planning and researching their holiday gift purchases in October—or earlier. Have you heard of other stores in your community that won't be open on Thanksgiving? Let us know on Facebook!

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