Many retailers decide to stay closed on Thanksgiving

TAMPA, FL (WFLA) — If you plan on heading out to score some holiday deals right after cutting your Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, you might find some of your favorite stores are closed.

After opening their doors in years past on Turkey Day, a growing number of stores are deciding to stay locked up until Black Friday.

According to, dozens of national retailers are deciding to stay closed on Turkey Day, including popular stops like Costco, Dillards, Home Depot and IKEA.

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National retailer Petco will also be closed on Thanksgiving this year.

“We believe in putting our partners and their families first and it’s a great thing to do leading into our busy holiday time of year,” said Petco’s Steve Bredt.

Bredt insists those deals will still be there a day later and encourages folks to spend time with the people they love at home and not in store aisles.

RELATED: Stores offering highest Black Friday 2016 discounts

Here are the retailers closed on Thanksgiving:

  • A.C. Moore
  • American Girl
  • AT&T
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (Select locations; shoppers should call their local store)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • GameStop
  • Guitar Center
  • Harbor Freight
  • hhgregg
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Max/Office Depot
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Tractor Supply provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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