Thanksgiving 2016 Store Closures

Dozens of stores nationwide are now vowing to keep their doors closed on Thanksgiving Day 2016. Popular stores such as Apple, Barnes & Noble, Burlington Coat Factory, and DSW, are among those that will be taking Thanksgiving Day off from shopping. This change in holiday hours are efforts to allow employees to be able to spend time with their families this holiday season. Some states such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine, have laws that require stores to close on holidays. Most stores are planning to close on Thanksgiving Day then have an early morning opening for Black Friday. Below are a list of stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day 2016 via

  • A.C. Moore (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • American Girl
  • Dillard’s (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • GameStop (5 a.m. Black Friday opening)
  • Gardner-White Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
  • Guitar Center
  • Hhgregg
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx (Allow employees to spend time with family)
  • Tractor Supply
  • Von Maur (9 a.m. Black Friday opening)

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The response from employees vary with some being appreciative of the time off with family for the holiday, to others objecting not being able to get their double or triple holiday pay. This can be an adjustment for consumers who are used to hitting the stores on Thanksgiving Day. What are your thoughts on the holiday closing? Are you for or against the store closing on Thanksgiving Day 2016? Comment below.


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