Mall of America & These Stores to Close on Thanksgiving

Mall of America & These Stores to Close on Thanksgiving

The Mall of America, which has been open on Thanksgiving since 2012, will not be so this year. Instead, they will give their 12,000 employees and customers the chance to spend the holiday with family and friends.

Although individual stores at the mall were given the option to decide whether to remain open or not, only three stores will actually be open on Thanksgiving, according to the Star Tribune. These stores are Macy’s, Sears, and the Crayola Experience. All other stores, including the movie theaters and aquarium, will be closed.

In addition, more than 50 national chain stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, according to Best Black Friday. These stores are:

A.C. Moore (Allow employees to spend time with family)
AAFES
Academy Sports + Outdoors
American Girl
AT&T (Customer Service Closed; Select Retail Locations Closed)
Barnes & Noble (Allow booksellers to spend time with family)
Bed Bath & Beyond (Select Locations)
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blain’s Farm & Fleet (Allow employees to enjoy the holiday with their families)
Burlington (Allow employees to spend time with family)
Cabela’s (Retail closed; Call Centers Open)
Chico’s – All frontline boutiques
Christmas Tree Shops (Select Locations)
Costco
Crate and Barrel
Dillard’s (Allow employees to spend time with family)
dressbarn (Allow employees to spend time with family)
DSW
GameStop (5 a.m. Black Friday opening)
Gardner-White Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
Guitar Center
Half Price Books
Harbor Freight
hhgregg
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
HomeGoods (Allow employees to spend time with family)
IKEA
Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
Jos. A. Bank
Lowe’s
Marshalls (Allow employees to spend time with family)
Mattress Firm
Menards
Mills Fleet Farm (Allow employees to spend the holiday with family and friends)
Navy Exchange
Neiman Marcus
Nordstrom (non-store employees working )
Nordstrom Rack
Office Depot and OfficeMax
The Original Mattress Factory
Outdoor Research
P.C. Richard & Son
Patagonia
Petco
PetSmart
Pier 1 Imports (Allow employees to spend time with family)
Publix
Raymour and Flanigan Furniture (8 a.m. Black Friday opening)
REI
Sam’s Club
Sierra Trading Post
Staples
The Container Store
T.J. Maxx (Allow employees to spend time with family)
Tractor Supply
Trollbeads
Von Maur (9 a.m. Black Friday opening)

Individual Ace Hardware and True Value stores may also be closed.

Many stores are deciding to close on Thanksgiving to give their employees a day off and to put some focus back on Black Friday.

In addition, because of Blue laws in Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts, almost all stores in these states, including stores like Walmart and Target, will be closed on Thursday. Exemptions to this rule include stores like restaurants, pharmacies, and gas stations.

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