Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Fifty-six department and grocery stores have confirmed they will be closed Thanksgiving Day, with most saying they are closing to give employees time off with their families.
The list, compiled by BestBlackFriday.com, includes retailers Costco, Lowes, Publix, Sam’s Club and TJ Maxx.
As they have done in past years, Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Sears, JC Penney, and other major retailers are expected to open Thanksgiving Day.
According to a recent survey by BestBlackFriday.com, 16.2 percent polled favor Thanksgiving openings while 57.5 dislike Thanksgiving openings.
The stores that will be closed are:
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
The list will be updated during the next few weeks, according to BestBlackFriday.com. Check back here for updates,