Black Friday 2015 Update: Store Closings For Thanksgiving

Remember when Black Friday was actually on Friday and Thanksgiving was just for family and food?

If so, you’re not alone: this year a substantial number of retailers are closing on Thanksgiving in an effort to go back to how things were and give their employees a real holiday.

Retailer REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) spearheaded this movement with the announcement that not only will they be closed for Thanksgiving, but they will also be paying their workers on Black Friday  to participate in #GoOutside, a team-building trip.

Now, over 40 stores have joined in with them and have said they will be closing their stores on Thanksgiving according to (they will be open, with lots of deals, on Black Friday 2015).

While some consumers may not be happy with this, remember that with Black Friday becoming a 2, or even 4 day event many price breaks have been diluted.

By limiting Black Friday shoppers may see better deals and deeper discounts.

Check out the list of retailers who are closing for  below and  check back with us as we will update it daily.

Then, let us know in the comments if  you think stores should be open or closed for the holiday and be sure to follow all my latest consumer news reports on Twitter!

Here’s the list:

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts
Ace Hardware
Bed Bath & Beyond
BJ’S Wholesale Club
Christmas Tree Shops
Crate and Barrel
Gardner-White Furniture
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Mattress Firm
Neiman Marcus
P.C. Richard & Son
Pier 1 Imports
Saks Fifth Avenue
Sam’s Club
Sierra Trading Post
T.J. Maxx
The Container Store
Tractor Supply
Von Maur

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