These Stores Refuse to Open on Thanksgiving in 2018
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.
The website BestBlackFriday.com has compiled a list of stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, including may with locations right here in New Jersey. A statement from Costco given to the website said that it has traditionally closed its stores "as an appreciation of all the hard work our employees do over the course of the year."
Mattress Firm cited similar reasons for closing saying "we value the importance of family and tradition."
Many stores have put out proactive statements in the last few years declaring they'll be closed on Thanksgiving after Black Friday hours began encroaching into Thursday — a controversial decision many stores continue to make even this year.
Walmart and Target are advertising they will be open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Best Buy is expected to be open starting at 5 p.m.
Also open: JC Penny, Macy's, Kohl's, Sears, K-Mart, Game Stop, Dick's, Five Below, Modell's, Old Navy, Michael's and Big Lots.
"We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our employees throughout the year," the Mattress Firm statement continued. "We know the power of sleep and believe our team deserves this time to rest and spend time with their loved ones."
BestBlackFriday.com said in a survey, almost 30 percent of respondents reported strongly disliking stores being open on Thanksgiving, while only 11 percent strongly favored having stores open. Out of 1,069 people surveyed the website reported 47.66 percent were against the idea of stores being open.
Among those stores with New Jersey presences announcing they will be closed on November 22 are:
- A.C. Moore
- Company owned AT&T stores
- BJ's Wholesale Club
- Bob's Discount Furniture
- Crate and Barrell
- Guitar Center
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- Mattress Firm
- Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Pep Boys
- Pier 1 Imports
- Sam's Club
- Stein Mart
- Sur La Table
- TJ Maxx
- Tractor Supply Company