It's become a trend over the past few years for stores to get a jump on Black Friday by opening their doors on Thanksgiving Night which has led to a number of strong opinions. While some understand the businesses need to get a jump on the competition seeing it's the biggest buying time of the year, there's been a considerable amount of backlash from the public who see the move as greedy and unfair to employees. Some retailers have chosen to either ignore the backlash, or feel they have to open early for the bottom line, a number of stores, many of which have locations in the Tri-State have decided the mind-blowing deals can wait until actual Black Friday.

The website, Best Black Friday.com, not only tracks Black Friday deals as they're revealed, they also keep a running tab on the retail outlets that will open early, and those that choose to stay closed, updating the list regularly as information becomes available. So far this is what they know:

Note: Only stores with locations in the Tri-State are listed below. See the complete list here.

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • At Home
  • AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Dillard’s
  • dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.

[Source: Best Black Friday.com]