In recent years, the “Black Friday creep” has wormed its way into Thanksgiving Day, leaving many retailers trying to get the jump on the historically profitable day after Thanksgiving by remaining open on the Holiday itself.
But not all retailers – or mall owners – are on board with being open on the traditionally family-oriented day. (The complete list of closings is below.)
Last year, CBL Properties, which operates 62 malls across the U.S., said no to opening on Thanksgiving Day. According to a company spokesperson, they had wide support from both mall employees and consumers.
CBL is bringing back the Thanksgiving closures for the holiday season 2017, hoping that shoppers will concentrate on spending time together and not on waiting in lines for doorbuster deals.
At least 55 major stores are keeping Thursday for making memories and remaining closed for Thanksgiving. Some stores including Costco, Publix, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, H&M, Ikea, Marshalls, and HomeGoods will reopen on Friday according to Bestblackfriday.com.
The site keeps an updated list of 2017 Thanksgiving store closings. At time of publishing the list includes:
*Please note that Cabella’s has been removed from the list after they confirmed that the stores WILL be open on Thanksgiving Day.
A.C. Moore, Abt Electronics, Academy Sports + Outdoors, At Home
BJ’s Wholesale Club, Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Burlington Cost Plus World Market, Costco, Craft Warehouse, Crate and Barrel
Designer Shoe Warehouse
Gardner-White Furniture, Guitar Center
H&M, Half Price Books, Harbor Freight, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, HomeGoods, Homesense
JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores, Jos. A. Bank
La-Z-Boy (Corporately owned stores), Lowe’s
Marshalls, Mattress Firm, Micro Center, Music & Arts
Office Depot and OfficeMax, Outdoor Research
P.C. Richard & Son, Party City, Patagonia, Petco, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Publix
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
Sam’s Club, Sierra Trading Post, Sleepy’s, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sprint (Corporate- and dealer-owned stores), Staples, Sur La Table
The Container Store, The Original Mattress Factory, TJ Maxx, Tractor Supply,
Cyber Monday was the biggest day in the history of U.S. e-commerce in 2016, surpassing Black Friday online sales by more than $110 million.