Every year some people get really angry about stores that try to beat the Black Friday crowd by opening on Thanksgiving. My opinion on that has always been if you work in retail, expect to work when everybody else is off, that’s when they shop.

It’s unfortunate if that takes away from family time, but I think most employees are able to rearrange the time of the feast to accommodate their schedule. As far as people who would rather go shop than watch football and go back for fourths on the pumpkin pie, more power to you. I think you’re crazy, but, more food for me.

According to TheBlackFriday.com and our own Dino Flammia, these are some of the stores that will NOT be open on Thanksgiving 2017:

- AC Moore
- BJ’s Whole Sale Club
- Costco
- Bed, Bath, and Beyond
- Crate and Barrel
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- IKEA
- Jos. A. Bank
- Marshall’s
- Lowe’s
- Nordstrom
- Nordstrom Rack
- Party City
- Pier 1 Imports
- PetSmart
- Office Max/Office Depot
- Staples
- TJ Maxx
- Sam’s Club
- Raymour & Flanagan
- Petco
- PC Richard and Son
- Dress Barn
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Cabela’s
- Cost Plus World Market
- DSW
- Ethan Allen
- Guitar Center
- H&M
- Harbor Freight
- HomeGoods
- HomeSense
- Joann Fabric and Craft Stores
- LA-Z-Boy corporate-owned locations
- Marshalls
- Mattress Firm
- Micro Center
- Music & Arts
- Neiman Marcus
- Sear’s Hometown Stores
- Sierra Trading Post
- Sprint (mall kiosks may open)
- Stein Mart
- Sur La Table
- The Container Store
- Tractor Supply
- Trollbeads
- West Marine

This is just a partial list. If you hear of any more stores closed on Thanksgiving, let us know in the comment section below.

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