Long List of Retailers Closing Their Doors This Thanksgiving

November 02, 2018


While most of us have been working on getting through the Halloween festivities, others are already getting their plans together for their upcoming holiday shopping.

The "official list" has been released of all the retailers that are closing their doors on Thanksgiving Day, and we hope this gives you enough time to prepare for the big day.


While most stores have felt a hit in sales after the growing popularity in online shopping over the years, many retailers find it unnecessary to keep the doors open on Turkey Day. Thanksgiving Day is on Thursday, November 22 this year, and nearly 100 well-known retailers will be closed, according to "BestBlackFriday.com."


Keep in mind, however, some of these retailers plan on opening back up on Black Friday for their massive end of the year sales — you surely don't want to get that confused.


"BestBlackFriday.com" has stated that they have "personally confirmed the closed status with a representative or PR contact from each of these retailers, and the list will be updated daily as more stores make their decision."

Below is the list of your favorite retailers, so far, that have decided to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day:

-A.C. Moore
-Abt Electronics
-Academy Sports + Outdoors
-Ace Hardware
-Acme Tools
-Allen Edmonds
-American Girl
-At Home
-AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
-Barnes & Noble
-Big 5 Sporting Goods
-BJ’s Wholesale Club
-Blain’s Farm & Fleet
-Bob’s Discount Furniture
-Christopher & Banks
-Cost Plus World Market
-Craft Warehouse
-Crate and Barrel
-Dressbarn (majority of stores)
-El Dorado Furniture
-Fleet Farm
-Gardner-White Furniture
-Guitar Center
-Half Price Books
-Harbor Freight Tools
-Hobby Lobby
-Home Depot
-JOANN Stores
-Lamps Plus
-Mattress Firm
-Micro Center
-Music & Arts
-Nebraska Furniture Mart
-Nordstrom Rack
-Office Depot & OfficeMax
-Outdoor Research
-P.C. Richard & Son
-Pep Boys
-Pier 1 Imports
-Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
-Sam’s Club
-Sierra Trading Post
-Sportsman’s Warehouse
-Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
-Stein Mart
-Sur La Table
-The Container Store
-The Original Mattress Factory
-The Paper Store
-TJ Maxx
-Tractor Supply Co.
-Trader Joe’s
-Von Maur
-West Marine

Every year, retailers have changed their minds from either being closed or deciding to stay open. For best results, contact the store to see if they are open before driving out there.


"BestBlackFriday.com" usually conducts a survey asking consumers what they think about stores closing for Thanksgiving. In their 2018 survey, they asked 1,069 Americans their take. Here are the results:

– Strongly Favor Thanksgiving Day Openings: 11.16 percent
– Favor Thanksgiving Day Openings: 13.51 percent
– Indifferent to Thanksgiving Day Openings: 27.67 percent
– Dislike Thanksgiving Day Openings: 18.67 percent
– Strongly Dislike Thanksgiving Day Openings: 28.99 percent

What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts!