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Costco, Lowe’s among stores that are closed on Thanksgiving in 2019




Fall is here, which means that Thanksgiving is fast approaching.

But, while Thanksgiving and Black Friday may have traditionally marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season, not all retailers will be opening up their stores on the holiday. compiled a list of the major industry players staying closed on Thanksgiving, which falls on November 28 this year. If you’re a resident of — or planning on visiting — Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, you can also expect shuttered stores, as per state blue laws.

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What’s more, the overall impact of Black Friday itself has lessened in recent years. Thanks to the rise of e-commerce, holiday deals now tend to run for longer than a single day. Amazon also stole a significant portion of Black Friday’s thunder with its own shopping holiday, Prime Day.

By staying closed on Thanksgiving, major retailers are allowing their employees to spend the holiday with family and friends, even if they’ve got to be up and ready to tackle Black Friday the following day.

Here are the stores that you won’t be able to visit on Thanksgiving this year, according to

  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • BJ’s
  • Costco
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HomeGoods
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Petco
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Stein Mart
  • TJ Maxx
  • True Value

Of those companies, Lowe’s will open for Black Friday at 6 a.m. BJ’s, HomeGoods, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post, and TJ Maxx will open for Black Friday at 7 a.m. Hobby Lobby will open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.

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