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    Posted on Nov 24, 2015

    Here Are The Stores That Are Actually Closed On Thanksgiving Day

    These retailers are observing the Thanksgiving holiday in lieu of extending Black Friday sales even earlier.

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    This year, Kmart stores will open to the public at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

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    And they'll stay open for a grueling 40 hours straight.

    And while extended Black Friday shopping hours are becoming a trend, there are a growing number of retailers that are committed to giving their employees Thanksgiving Day off.

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    1. A.C. Moore

    3. Babies "R" Us

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    The company's flagship Toys "R" Us stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

    4. Barnes & Noble

    5. Bed, Bath & Beyond

    6. BJ's

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    7. Burlington Coat Factory


    8. Cabela's

    9. Costco

    “Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that," a spokesperson said.

    10. Crate & Barrel

    11. Dillard's

    “We choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving in longstanding tradition of honoring of our customers’ and associates’ time with family,” a spokesperson for Dillard’s told ThinkProgress.

    12. DSW

    13. GameStop

    "While other retailers are competing to open doors earlier and earlier for the holidays, GameStop is 'Protecting the Family' again this year by keeping doors closed on Thanksgiving and advocating for others to do the same," a spokesperson said.

    14. H&M

    The Swedish retailer will close its U.S. stores on Thanksgiving Day.

    15. Hobby Lobby

    16. Home Depot


    17. Ikea

    "Ensuring a great work environment is essential for our business and continued growth, and we want our 14,000 co-workers across the U.S. to be able to enjoy the day celebrating with family and friends," a spokesperson said.

    18. Joann Fabrics

    “We ask a lot from our Team Members during the holidays, and Thanksgiving Day is a valued tradition for many families,” said Travis Smith, chief executive officer and president of Jo-Ann Stores, in a statement to Mental Floss last year.

    19. Lowe's

    20. Mattress Firm

    21. Nordstrom

    "We just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time," the store said in a flier.

    22. Neiman Marcus

    23. Patagonia

    “It’s a holiday — we’re closed!” a spokesperson said.

    24. P.C. Richard & Son

    25. Petco

    26. PetSmart

    27. Pier 1 Imports

    28. Publix Supermarkets

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    29. REI

    In addition to being closed on Thanksgiving, REI will also be closed on Black Friday and is leading the social media campaign #OptOutside to encourage activities other than shopping.

    30. Sam's Club

    31. Staples

    32. Sur La Table

    33. Talbot's

    34. Marshalls, Homegoods, and T.J. Maxx.

    “We consider ourselves an Associate-friendly Company, and, we are pleased to give our Associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends,” a spokesperson for TJX stores told Think Progress in a statement last year.

    35. Tractor Supply Co.

    With the exception of REI, all these stores will reopen on Black Friday and all will be open online on Thanksgiving Day.


    Radioshack will remain open on Thanksgiving Day this year. An earlier version of this list included it after the store was closed on Thanksgiving in 2014.

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