Closed for Thanksgiving: list of stores closed for the holiday

Closed for Thanksgiving.

Closed for Thanksgiving

That’s the word from many retailers, both local and national.

Black Friday sales used to start early Friday morning. But in recent years, some big box stores have opted to begin their promotions on Thanksgiving night in hopes of driving sales.

Nonetheless, those that will remain closed for the entire holiday say it’s all about friends and family.

Our friends over at BestBlackFriday.com have compiled a list of all the stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • Dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • El Dorado Furniture
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lamps Plus
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • The Paper Store
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

*list updated Oct. 23

Closed for Thanksgiving: good or bad?

As a matter of fact, recent surveys show that staying closed on Thanksgiving has many benefits.

In addition to happy employees, it might actually lead to happy customers.

There has been a major backlash that those who work in retail might not get to spend the entire holiday with their friends and family.

In fact, BestBlackFriday.com reported that less than 25 percent of Americans surveyed actually support retailers being open.

If you just can’t fight the urge to shop on Thanksgiving, remember that the world wide web is never closed for business.