These stores will close for Thanksgiving to allow workers to spend time with family

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While some stores will lure shoppers in early with serious sales and staff up ahead of Black Friday, other retailers are giving staff a chance to enjoy their Thanksgiving.

In an effort to place an emphasis on the true meaning on the holiday that's typically spent with friends, family and food -- stores have flipped the script ahead of the busy shopping season for consumers and employees alike.

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Here is a roundup of the major retailers that will not be open on Turkey Day, according to bestblackfriday.com, the store websites and help desks: 

  • Army and Airforce Exchange Service
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Aldi
  • Ann Taylor
  • BJ’s – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Barnes and Noble – (hours vary per store with some locations open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture (open for Black Friday at 9 a.m.)
  • Burlington Coat Factory (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Eataly
  • Fleet Farm – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Guitar Center – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Half-Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • HomeGoods – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • JO-ANN – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Lowe’s – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Marshalls – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • OfficeMax (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Pier 1 (open for Black Friday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.)
  • Petco – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Petsmart
  • Publix
  • REI (closed on Black Friday)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Staples – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Stein Mart
  • The Container Store
  • T.J.Maxx – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Trader Joe's
  • True Value