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Here’s a long list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

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Mike Timmermann, Clark.com

Many retailers will once again start their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Day, but dozens of stores are choosing to keep their doors shut this year.

The retailers that are staying closed on Thanksgiving will let their employees spend the holiday with family and friends.

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These retailers won’t be open on Thanksgiving 2017

This is a difficult decision for some businesses to make. With online shopping increasing in popularity, major retailers often decide to open their physical stores for competitive reasons.

However, BestBlackFriday.com has found that opening on Thanksgiving isn’t all that popular with consumers.

In a survey of more than 500 Americans conducted in late September of this year, 57% of respondents didn’t like the idea of stores opening on Thanksgiving.

“How do you feel about stores being open on Thanksgiving Day?”

  • Strongly favor it: 5.60%
  • Favor it: 10.62%
  • Indifferent: 26.25%
  • Dislike it: 20.66%
  • Strongly dislike it: 36.87%

Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine even have so-called “blue laws” to prevent many retailers from opening on Thanksgiving.

List: Stores closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017

The folks at BestBlackFriday.com put together a list of stores that will be taking Thanksgiving Day off this year, which includes these major retailers:

  1. A.C. Moore
  2. Abt Electronics
  3. Academy Sports + Outdoors
  4. At Home
  5. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  6. Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  7. Burlington
  8. Cabela’s
  9. Cost Plus World Market
  10. Costco
  11. Craft Warehouse
  12. Crate and Barrel
  13. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  14. Ethan Allen
  15. Gardner-White Furniture
  16. Guitar Center
  17. H&M
  18. Half Price Books
  19. Harbor Freight
  20. Hobby Lobby
  21. Home Depot
  22. HomeGoods
  23. Homesense
  24. IKEA
  25. JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  26. Jos. A. Bank
  27. La-Z-Boy (all corporate stores)
  28. Lowe’s
  29. Marshalls
  30. Mattress Firm
  31. Micro Center
  32. Music & Arts
  33. Neiman Marcus
  34. Office Depot and OfficeMax
  35. Outdoor Research
  36. P.C. Richard & Son
  37. Party City
  38. Patagonia
  39. Petco
  40. PetSmart
  41. Pier 1 Imports
  42. Publix
  43. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  44. Sam’s Club
  45. Sierra Trading Post
  46. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  47. Sprint (Corporate & dealer owned stores; mall kiosks may open)
  48. Staples
  49. Sur La Table
  50. The Container Store
  51. The Original Mattress Factory
  52. T.J. Maxx
  53. Tractor Supply
  54. Trollbeads
  55. Von Maur
  56. West Marine

Nordstrom, REI and Bed Bath & Beyond are a few of the stores that are expected to join this list, but the retailers haven’t officially announced their holiday plans.

You can see the full list, which will be updated frequently, at BestBlackFriday.com.

RELATED: These major retailers are closing stores in 2017

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