Which Stores Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year?

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It’s become a divisive topic around the Thanksgiving dinner table: to shop or not to shop. Used to be, Black Friday was the biggest shopping day of the year, but in recent years, more and more stores are getting the jump on Black Friday by opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day and starting the deals early.

Over 75 Well-Known Retailers Will Be Closed


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Despite the fact that many Black Friday sales now begin on Thanksgiving Day, numerous stores remain reluctant to open their doors. Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, November 23, 2017, this year, and over 75 well-known retailers are expected to be closed. Here’s an abbreviated and updated list of some of the stores that will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day (and one that will be closed on Black Friday as well).

Did Your Favorite Store Make The List?


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  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • At Home
  • Babies R Us
  • Burlington
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • dressbarn
  • DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Micro Center
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Party City
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • 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
  • West Marine

How Do Americans Feel About Stores Opening on Thanksgiving Day?

Black friday shoppers
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