For some people the craze about the Black Friday sale is just too much when it comes to the holidays. People still like to enjoy the company of their family and gift shopping has become secondary. I applaud those people. Many companies feel the same way which is why the following stores will remained closed on Thanksgiving this year nationwide, including our local stores according to :

Grocery Stores:
Publix
ALDI
Stonewall Kitchen
Trader Joe's

Membership Stores:
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Costco
Sam’s Club

Home Improvement:
Ace Hardware
Acme Tools
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Depot
Lowe’s
Menards
Northern Tool

Craft Stores:
A.C. Moore
Craft Warehouse
Hobby Lobby
Jo-Ann Stores

Clothing/Department Stores:
Allen Edmonds
Dillard’s
Dressbarn
H&M
Mall of America
Marshalls
Burlington
Christopher & Banks
Nordstrom
Nordstrom Rack
Patagonia
Stein Mart
The Paper Store
TJ Maxx
Trollbeads
Von Maur

Electronic Stores:
Abt Electronics
Apple
AT&T
Micro Center
P.C. Richard & Son
Sprint (retail stores closed, but mall kiosks may be open)

Office Supply Stores:
Office Depot
OfficeMax
Staples

Music Stores:
Music & Arts
Guitar Center

Home Furnishing Stores:
At Home
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Cost Plus World Market
Crate and Barrel
El Dorado Furniture
Gardner-White Furniture
HomeGoods
Homesense
IKEA
Lamps Plus
Mattress Firm
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Pier 1 Imports
Raymour & Flanigan
Sur La Table
The Container Store
The Original Mattress Factory
West Elm

Sporting Goods Stores:
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Fleet Farm
Gander Outdoors
Outdoor Research
REI
Sierra Trading Post
Sportsman’s Warehouse
West Marine

Books/Pets/Other Stores:

Barnes & Noble
Half Price Books
Petco
PetSmart
Pep Boys
American Girl

After that...happy shopping!