• Dozens of retailers plan to stay closed on Thanksgiving

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    ATLANTA - Nearly 50 retailers have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, according to the website bestblackfriday.com.
     
    In recent years, more and more stores have been starting their Black Friday sales early, by opening on Thanksgiving to offer deep discounts. However, some customers have complained that the holiday should not be cut short for shoppers or store employees.
     
    Larger chains like Walmart, Target, Kohl’s and Sears still plan to open on Thanksgiving. 
     
    Here is the list of stores that have pledged to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day (Please note that this post is meant to be a general outlook of what retailers will be closed as a whole on Thanksgiving across the country): 
    • A.C. Moore 
    • American Girl
    • AT&T (Customer Service Closed; Select Retail Locations Closed)
    • Barnes & Noble (Allow booksellers to spend time with family)
    • Bed Bath & Beyond (Select Locations)
    • BJ’s Wholesale Club
    • Burlington 
    • Cabela’s (Retail closed; Call Centers Open)
    • Christmas Tree Shops (Select Locations)
    • Costco
    • Crate and Barrel
    • Dillard’s 
    • GameStop (5 a.m. Black Friday opening)
    • Gardner-White Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
    • Guitar Center
    • Hobby Lobby
    • Home Depot
    • HomeGoods
    • IKEA
    • Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
    • Lowe’s
    • Mall of America
    • Marshalls
    • Mattress Firm
    • Menards
    • Neiman Marcus
    • Nordstrom (non-store employees working )
    • Outdoor Research
    • P.C. Richard & Son
    • Patagonia
    • Petco
    • PetSmart
    • Pier 1 Imports 
    • Publix
    • Raymour and Flanagan Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
    • Sam’s Club
    • Sierra Trading Post
    • Staples
    • The Container Store
    • T.J. Maxx 
    • Tractor Supply
    • Von Maur (9 a.m. Black Friday opening)

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