More stores announce Thanksgiving closures early for 2017

- After a few years of stores - trying to take early advantage of holiday shoppers - opening on Thanksgiving day, many stores now make early announcements about remaining closed during the holiday.

Backlash from the public, and from employees, was prevalent after some stores opened on Thanksgiving Day, offering pre-Black Friday deals. While the list of open stores was relatively short, the list of stores bucking consumerism on the family-driven holiday seems to grow every year.

According to bestblackfriday.com, almost 60 stores have already let customers and employees know the doors would be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The list has been compiled by

The list of national and regional stores in the U.S. so far includes:

  1. A.C. Moore
  2. Abt Electronics
  3. Academy Sports + Outdoors
  4. Ace Hardware
  5. At Home
  6. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  7. Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  8. Burlington
  9. Cost Plus World Market
  10. Costco
  11. Craft Warehouse
  12. Crate and Barrel
  13. Dillard’s
  14. dressbarn
  15. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  16. Ethan Allen
  17. Gardner-White Furniture
  18. Guitar Center
  19. H&M
  20. Half Price Books
  21. Harbor Freight
  22. Hobby Lobby
  23. Home Depot
  24. HomeGoods
  25. Homesense
  26. IKEA
  27. JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  28. Jos. A. Bank
  29. La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  30. Lowe’s
  31. Marshalls
  32. Mattress Firm
  33. Micro Center
  34. Mills Fleet Farm
  35. Music & Arts
  36. Neiman Marcus
  37. Nordstrom
  38. Nordstrom Rack
  39. Office Depot and OfficeMax
  40. Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
  41. P.C. Richard & Son
  42. Party City
  43. Patagonia
  44. Petco
  45. PetSmart
  46. Pier 1 Imports
  47. Publix
  48. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  49. REI (closed Black Friday too)
  50. Sam’s Club
  51. Sears Hometown Stores
  52. Shoe Carnival
  53. Sierra Trading Post
  54. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  55. Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  56. Staples
  57. Stein Mart
  58. Sur La Table
  59. The Container Store
  60. The Original Mattress Factory
  61. TJ Maxx
  62. Tractor Supply
  63. Trollbeads
  64. Von Maur
  65. West Marine
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