These 21 CNY retailers have announced that they will not open on Thanksgiving, appearing to value family time more than sales.

The day after Thanksgiving - Black Friday - is the biggest shopping day of the year. So big, that some retailers were actually opening on Thanksgiving night to give shoppers a head start - at the expense of workers, who were forced to cut their own holidays short.

According to, a number of national chains have decided not to open on Thanksgiving, and many have a location right here in Central New York. Those stores include:

  • A.C. Moore
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods (which will be opening soon in the former Circuit City in New Hartford)
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Party City
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  • Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply

There are also some CNY retailers that are likely to be closed, but has not yet confirmed it for sure:

  • AT&T
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Talbots

While many shoppers really enjoy Black Friday sales, there has been a backlash against the extension of the sales into the Thanksgiving holiday.

What do you think about Black Friday sales extending into the Thanksgiving holiday?





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