TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Black Friday this year is one of the most controversial topics surrounding the retail scene.
In recent years many stores would open on Thanksgiving, making Black Friday obsolete. But, no more.
More than 55 stores have confirmed they will be closed this year on Thanksgiving Day making Black Friday the only shopping event of the holiday.
According to BestBlackFriday.com, the list is expected to grow to over 75 stores being closed on Thanksgiving Day.
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These are the stores we know will be closed Thanksgiving Day so far:
Academy Sports + Outdoors
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Blain’s Farm and Fleet
Cost Plus World Market
Crate and Barrel
DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
Half Price Books
JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
Jos. A. Bank
La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
Music & Arts
Office Depot and OfficeMax
Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
P.C. Richard & Son
Pier 1 Imports
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
Sierra Trading Post
Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
Sur La Table
The Container Store
The Original Mattress Factory
A 2017 survey showed only 16.22 percent of Americans actually favor Thanksgiving openings. 57.53 percent dislike Thanksgiving openings, while 26.25 percent are indifferent.
Stay with WFLA News Channel 8 as the closed on Thanksgiving list continues to grow.
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