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These stores are closed on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today is meant to spend time with friends and family, gorging on a wonderful feast and then relaxing by the TV watching football while dozing in and out of that turkey coma for the rest of the evening.

At least that’s the way it used to be. Nowadays people are having their get-togethers earlier in the day so they can hit the stores mid-afternoon when all of the early Black Friday sales get underway.

But some people are not happy about this trend. They would rather spend the entire Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones than battling that crazy lady in Aisle 3 for the last Instant Pot. Well good news, some retailers are sticking with tradition and will not be open on Thanksgiving.

Stores that won’t be open on Thanksgiving

If you are one of the people who doesn’t mind getting away from the family for a while to head out and do some shopping, there will be plenty of open retailers for you to get your fix. But many stores have decided to remain closed on Thanksgiving.

This is a list of stores that will not be open Thursday:

A.C. Moore

Abt Electronics

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Ace Hardware

Acme Tools

Allen Edmonds

American Girl

At Home

AT&T (company-owned stores)

Barnes & Noble

Bealls Outlet

Big 5 Sporting Goods

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Blain’s Farm & Fleet


Bob’s Discount Furniture


buybuy Baby

Christopher & Banks

City Furniture

Cost Plus World Market


Craft Warehouse

Crate & Barrel


dressbarn (majority of stores)

El Dorado Furniture

Fleet Farm

Gardner-White Furniture

Guitar Center


Half Price Books

Harbor Freight Tools

Hobby Lobby

Home Depot




Joann Stores

Lamps Plus



Mattress Firm


Micro Center

Music & Arts

Neiman Marcus


Nordstrom Rack

Office Depot and OfficeMax

Outdoor Research

The Original Mattress Factory

P.C. Richard & Son


Pep Boys



Pier 1 Imports


Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses


Saks Fifth Avenue

Sam’s Club

Shoe Carnival

Sierra Trading Post

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sprint (some mall retail stores and kiosks may open on Thanksgiving)


Stein Mart

Sur La Table

The Container Store

The Paper Store

T.J. Maxx

Tractor Supply Co.

Trader Joe’s


Von Maur

West Marine

World Market

There it is, that’s the list. Whether you decide to stay home this special day or make your way to the mall, remember, have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!

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