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Several stores expected to close their doors for Thanksgiving Day

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-10 16:59:00-04

Over 70 stores are expected to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day 2019.

Many have decided to close so that workers can spend time with their families on the holiday.

Stores that have announced they will be closing for Thanksgiving, or that have closed their doors in recent years, include major outlets like Academy Sports & Outdoors, Barnes and Noble, World Market, Home Depot, Sam's Club, Lowe's, Marshalls and several others.

Black Friday has spread to Thanksgiving Day in recent years, with many people heading out to enjoy the big deals leading up to Christmas Day. According to a survey by BestBlackFriday.com, 72% of consumers believe stores should close on Thanksgiving Day.

Some store locations in certain markets may still be open on Thanksgiving Day.

Stores expected to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day 2019, according to BestBlackFriday.com.

  • 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
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • Dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • H-E-B (Store closes at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day)
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm *Certain store locations may be open on Thanksgiving Day. According to a Mattress Firm spokesperson, “Thanksgiving Day has become an increasingly popular sale day, with many retailers opting to keep their doors open. While we encourage our employees to take a break during the holidays, we also embrace our entrepreneurial spirit, which is why some of our stores are choosing to remain open on Thanksgiving. Check to see if your local Mattress Firm store is open on Thanksgiving.
  • Music & Arts
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

Here's a breakdown! According to RetailMeNot.com, the following stores are confirmed, while others are listed as likely to be closed:

Confirmed closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • BJ’s (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • The Container Store
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby (will open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • IKEA
  • JOANN
  • Lowe’s (will open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Marshalls (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Some Mattress Firm locations—Check to see if your local Mattress Firm store is open on Thanksgiving.
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • Patagonia
  • Petco (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1
  • REI (closed on Black Friday as well for #OptOutside)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Stein Mart
  • TJ Maxx (will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • True Value

Likely to be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019 (Based on previous years):

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Dillard’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • AT&T
  • Sur La Table
  • Staples

Stores predicted to be open based on prior years:

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Gamestop
  • JCPenny
  • Kohl’s
  • Macy’s
  • Old Navy
  • Sears
  • Target
  • Walmart

It's still early, so check back and we will update the list as we get closer to the holiday!