Stores begin announcing plans to close on Thanksgiving

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In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, announced on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, that it is forecasting that holiday sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.2% even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war with China (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

(WFRV) — Thanksgiving is just under two months away and some stores are announcing they will close on Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with their families.

Here is a list of area stores that have officially announced they will close on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Barnes and Noble – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture – (open for Black Friday at 9 a.m.)
  • Burlington Coat Factory (opens at 7 a.m. on Black Friday)
  • Costco
  • Fleet Farm (opens at 6 a.m. on Black Friday)
  • Half-Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • HomeGoods – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • JO-ANN – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Lowe’s – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Marshalls – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Menards
  • Office Depot – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • OfficeMax – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Pier 1 – (open for Black Friday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.)
  • Petco – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Petsmart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staples – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • T.J.Maxx – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • True Value

BestBlackFriday reports a number of stores are expected to close Thanksgiving but have not made an official announcement yet.

Those stores include:

  • H&M
  • Home Depot
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • AT&T

Here is a list of stores that have confirmed they will be open on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Best Buy – (opens at 5 p.m.)
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • CVS – 24-hour stores, other locations may vary
  • DSW – some locations open at 5 p.m.
  • Gamestop – (opens at 3 p.m.)
  • Gordmans – (open from 3 p.m. until 1 a.m., reopens at 6 a.m. for Black Friday)
  • JCPenney – (opens at 2 p.m.)
  • Kmart – (opens at 6 a.m.)
  • Macy’s – (most will open at 5 p.m.)
  • Mattress Firm – (stores may have varying hours, check your location here)
  • Meijer
  • Old Navy – (opens from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. Friday night, may vary at mall locations)
  • Sears – (opens at 6 p.m.)
  • Target – (opens at 5 p.m)
  • Walgreens – 24-hour stores, other locations may vary
  • Walmart – (opens for Thanksgiving Day sales at 6 p.m.)

The blog also features a list of stores they expect will remain open on Thanksgiving:

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

Because Thanksgiving is weeks away still, these lists may change.

Local 5 will continue updating this article as more official announcements are made.

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