Something to Be Thankful For?
Critics have long blasted retailers for opening on Thanksgiving, saying employees should enjoy the holiday with family instead of bracing for hordes of bargain-hungry shoppers. This year, they may get their wish. Many chains have said they'll keep their doors shut on Thanksgiving, citing the unprecedented effect of COVID-19 on bricks-and-mortar retail. Even before the pandemic, others were pushing back against the pressure to start Black Friday early, likely responding to public unhappiness over holiday hours or seeing an opportunity to burnish a family-friendly image. Here are some of the most notable stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving.