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These 35 retailers will not open on Thanksgiving Day Staff




If you’re wanting to get your hands on some awesome Black Friday deals, you’re going to have to wait until the ACTUAL Black Friday this year… at least at these 35 retailers.

According to the New York Times, the decision for these retailers to remain closed on this holiday is part of the latest evolution in retail industry’s scramble to figure out how to compete with the high demands of the holiday shopping season.

A lot of people believe stores should stay closed on Thanksgiving so employees can spend time at home and with their families.

Here is the list of stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year, according to

  • American Girl
  • AT&T (Customer Service Closed; Select Retail Locations Closed)
  • Babies “R” Us
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (Select Locations)
  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • DSW
  • GameStop
  • Guitar Center
  • hhgregg
  • H & M
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staples
  • T.J. Maxx

The growing trend in online shopping for Black Friday and Cyber Monday continues to reflect that most consumers would rather spend the Thanksgiving holiday at home than out in traffic or shopping among strangers.

72% of those polled in a survey by said they believe stores should stay closed on Thanksgiving so workers can spend time with their families on the holiday.

With almost all major retailers having easy and simple online shopping options available on Thanksgiving, it only makes sense that consumers (if they do want to shop on Thanksgiving) would choose the ease of shopping from home versus having to trek to the store during the holiday rush.

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