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

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


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