While anxious Black Friday shoppers await the midnight openings of stores like Best Buy, Target and Macy's, plenty of other U.S. retailers will be open on Thanksgiving Day itself. Whether for last minute cooking supplies or getting a head start on holiday shopping, About.com has compiled a list of stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2011.
Among those retail outlets open for business, drugstores CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens will all be maintaining their normal hours, with many of them open 24 hours. Pharmacy hours may vary, however, so it's best to check with your local store if you're looking to have a prescription filled.
Most Walmart stores will also be open on Thanksgiving 2011, along with Kmart stores, which will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For a complete list of stores open on Thanksgiving 2011, check out About.coms list.
For those that didn't quite get their fill of turkey, some restaurants will also be open on Thanksgiving. According to a press release from the company, the "majority" of T.G.I Friday's 600 locations will be open. Additionally, many Boston Market, Cracker Barrel, Denny's and Golden Corral stores will be open, according to a list compiled by Examiner.com. Hours vary by location, so it's best to give your local location a call before heading in for a meal.
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