LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Here is the official list of stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day in 2017.
BestBlackFriday.com personally confirmed the closed status with a representative from each of these retailers, and the list will be updated daily as more stores make their decision.
Stores Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017 List
Academy Sports + Outdoors
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blain’s Farm and Fleet
Cost Plus World Market
Crate and Barrel
DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
Half Price Books
JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
Jos. A. Bank
La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
Music & Arts
Office Depot and OfficeMax
Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
P.C. Richard & Son
Pier 1 Imports
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
Sierra Trading Post
Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
Sur La Table
The Container Store
The Original Mattress Factory
Stores Expected, But Not Yet Confirmed, To Close On Thanksgiving
The following stores are expected to close on Thanksgiving Day this year. All of these retailers have closed their doors the past few years, so it is likely they will make the same decision this year. While BestBlackFriday.com contacted representatives from each of these stores, they either did not receive a response or were told the decision is not yet final.
Barnes & Noble
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Bed Bath & Beyond
Christmas Tree Shops
Mall of America
Saks Fifth Avenue
Why Are Stores Closing On Thanksgiving?
Stores want to give their employees and customers a chance to enjoy Thanksgiving Day with their families without having to worry about working and shopping. In many cases, stores are losing money by deciding to close on Thanksgiving Day.
What Do Americans Think About Stores Being Open on Thanksgiving?
From September 26-27 of 2017, BestBlackFriday.com conducted a shopping survey of 523 American adults over the age of 18. they asked the question — How do you feel about stores being open on Thanksgiving Day? Here are the results.
– Strongly Favor It: 5.60%
– Favor It: 10.62%
– Indifferent: 26.25%
– Dislike It: 20.66%
– Strongly Dislike It: 36.87%
Will Any New Major Stores Close On Thanksgiving Day 2017?
According to BestBlackFriday.com, everyone was surprised last year when HHGregg and the combined Office Depot & OfficeMax decided to close on Thanksgiving. While it appeared as though both stores were starting a new trend of closures, it did not really go much further. Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Sears, JCPenney, and all of the other major retailers were open on Thanksgiving, and in many cases, they held the most important part of their Black Friday sales.
While Black Friday is still an important day for holiday shopping, Thanksgiving is the day when most of the top doorbusters go on sale. For that reason, shoppers are forced to venture out of their homes on Thanksgiving Day if they want to have a chance at the best prices. The good news is that many of the top doorbusters are now available online, so they believe it's possible to be successful on Black Friday without having to wait in line on Thanksgiving.
Go to www.BestBlackFriday.com for updates on these lists and more.
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