Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year
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Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to keep their doors shut this year.

The retailers that are staying closed on Thanksgiving will let their employees spend the holiday with family and friends.

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These retailers won’t be open on Thanksgiving 2017

This is a difficult decision for some businesses to make. With online shopping increasing in popularity, major retailers often decide to open their physical stores for competitive reasons.

However, has found that opening on Thanksgiving isn’t all that popular with consumers.

In a survey of more than 500 Americans conducted in late September of this year, 57% of respondents didn’t like the idea of stores opening on Thanksgiving.

“How do you feel about stores being open on Thanksgiving Day?”

  • Strongly favor it: 5.60%
  • Favor it: 10.62%
  • Indifferent: 26.25%
  • Dislike it: 20.66%
  • Strongly dislike it: 36.87%

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine even have so-called “blue laws” to prevent many retailers from opening on Thanksgiving.

List: Stores closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017

The folks at put together a list of stores that will be taking Thanksgiving Day off this year, which includes these major retailers:

  1. A.C. Moore
  2. Abt Electronics
  3. Academy Sports + Outdoors
  4. At Home
  5. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  6. Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  7. Burlington
  8. Cabela’s
  9. Cost Plus World Market
  10. Costco
  11. Craft Warehouse
  12. Crate and Barrel
  13. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  14. Ethan Allen
  15. Gardner-White Furniture
  16. Guitar Center
  17. H&M
  18. Half Price Books
  19. Harbor Freight
  20. Hobby Lobby
  21. Home Depot
  22. HomeGoods
  23. Homesense
  24. IKEA
  25. JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  26. Jos. A. Bank
  27. La-Z-Boy (all corporate stores)
  28. Lowe’s
  29. Marshalls
  30. Mattress Firm
  31. Micro Center
  32. Mills Fleet Farm
  33. Music & Arts
  34. Neiman Marcus
  35. Nordstrom
  36. Nordstrom Rack
  37. Office Depot and OfficeMax
  38. Outdoor Research
  39. P.C. Richard & Son
  40. Party City
  41. Patagonia
  42. Petco
  43. PetSmart
  44. Pier 1 Imports
  45. Publix
  46. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  47. Sam’s Club
  48. Sears Hometown Stores
  49. Sierra Trading Post
  50. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  51. Sprint (Corporate & dealer owned stores; mall kiosks may open)
  52. Staples
  53. Stein Mart
  54. Sur La Table
  55. The Container Store
  56. The Original Mattress Factory
  57. T.J. Maxx
  58. Tractor Supply
  59. Trollbeads
  60. Von Maur
  61. West Marine

Dillard’s, REI and Bed Bath & Beyond are a few of the stores that are expected to join this list, but the retailers haven’t officially announced their holiday plans.

You can see the full list, which will be updated frequently, at

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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