In a recent article on Patch.com (Hermosa Beach) California retailors have spoken — Thanksgiving is for turkey, not for shopping.
So say more than 20 national retailers, including those located in California, that have already announced they will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, according to BestBlackFriday.com. The website is dedicated to tracking news and trends related to the Friday after Thanksgiving holiday spending extravaganza known as Black Friday, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year.
Among stores that will shutter on Turkey Day are Ace Hardware, Lowe’s and Office Depot, which according to the website, are bucking a trend toward earlier openings and later closings during the family-centered November holiday.
“In the last decade or so, many retailers have expanded their Black Friday hours earlier and earlier each year. As a result, many major retailers open for business on Thanksgiving Day, specifically to get a head start on their competition,” noted the site. “But not all of them.”
Most customers apparently agree with the decision not to open.
A survey conducted by BestBlackFriday.com found that 72 percent of polled consumers believe stores should be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Here’s the most recently updated list of stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving in California, according to the website:
- Army and Airforce Exchange Service
- Ace Hardware
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Guitar Center
- Hobby Lobby
- Office Depot
- Sam’s Club
- Stein Mart
- T.J. Maxx
- True Value
The list will be continually updated through Nov. 28 as more stores confirm Thanksgiving Day closures on patch.com
A few states — Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine — go so far as to ban stores from opening on the holiday.
At BestBlackFriday.com, you can also see a list of stores that will be open on Thanksgiving.