Black Friday shopping seems to begin earlier and earlier each year. So early, in fact, that it begins on Thanksgiving Day for some stores. There are stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, offering great discounts and sales. However, some stores have already announced that they will not be open on Thanksgiving this year.

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I applaud these stores for giving their employees the day off to spend with friends and family, like Thanksgiving is intended. According to BestBlackFriday.com, " over 75 well-known retailers are expected to be closed. Additionally, some stores will even be closed on Black Friday."

That's a lot of stores nation wide. We have quite almost half of the stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving right here in the Tri-State. Below, you will find the full list of stores that won't be open on Thanksgiving Day. Consider this your "heads up" this year before you make a trip to a store that might not even be open.

 

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • At Home
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sears Hometown Stores
  • 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 Marine

 

You can find more information including: what stores are already confirmed to be open on Thanksgiving, what stores are expected to be closed, and even Black Friday Ads on BestBlackFriday.com. It is a very handy tool for all of you Black Friday lovers out there!