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These Big Stores Are Closing On Thanksgiving

But many will be open early on Black Friday.

Black Friday has become such a phenomenon that some stores were even launching sales on Thanksgiving last year, keeping their employees from family dinners and festive celebrations. 

This year, a slew of major companies and stores have pushed back against that trend and will remain closed on Thanksgiving. Below are 20 of the biggest stores that will be shutting their doors on turkey day -- though many will be still be opening early on Black Friday. 

  • Costco
    While Costco&nbsp;will be <a href="http://www.costco.com/hours-and-holiday-closures.html">closed on Thanksgiving</a>, it&nbsp
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    While Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving, it will be opening at 10 a.m. on Black Friday, an hour later than last year.
  • T.J. Maxx
    All TJX stores, including&nbsp;T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post will be closed on Thanksgiving and ope
    Jim Young / Reuters
    All TJX stores, including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post will be closed on Thanksgiving and open on Black Friday.
  • Nordstrom
    Nordstrom is closed for business on Thanksgiving, though some employees will still be coming in to work.&nbsp;&ldquo;[F]or th
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    Nordstrom is closed for business on Thanksgiving, though some employees will still be coming in to work. “[F]or the past 40+ years, some of our employees work on Thanksgiving eve and into the wee hours of the morning on Thanksgiving Day to decorate our stores with our holiday trim. This is mostly a group of employees who have volunteered to be there and some bring along relatives or friends to join in,” a spokesperson told ThinkProgress.
  • Barnes & Noble
    You'll have to wait an extra day to buy a gift card as a Christmas present for that awkward relative you don't know anything
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    You'll have to wait an extra day to buy a gift card as a Christmas present for that awkward relative you don't know anything about. The bookseller will be closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Sam's Club
    Sam's Club -- owned by Walmart -- will be closed on Thanksgiving and open on Black Friday. Walmart will stay open both days.
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    Sam's Club -- owned by Walmart -- will be closed on Thanksgiving and open on Black Friday. Walmart will stay open both days.
  • Crate and Barrel
    Crate and Barrel's employees will get to spend Thanksgiving with their families this year.
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    Crate and Barrel's employees will get to spend Thanksgiving with their families this year.
  • American Girl
    American Girl stores will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving and open on Friday.
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    American Girl stores will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving and open on Friday.
  • Dillard's
    In a post on the department store's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Dillards/?fref=nf">Facebook page</a>, the company said
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    In a post on the department store's Facebook page, the company said "We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving! We will be closed on turkey day, but we open 2 hours early on Black Friday at 8 a.m. ... From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone."
  • Burlington Coat Factory
    Like last year, Burlington Coat Factory will be&nbsp;closed on Thanksgiving.
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    Like last year, Burlington Coat Factory will be closed on Thanksgiving.
  • DSW
    "While many retail stores will be opening for business on Thanksgiving Day, this year we continue the DSW tradition of keepin
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    "While many retail stores will be opening for business on Thanksgiving Day, this year we continue the DSW tradition of keeping ours closed. Family time is extremely important to us, and we want our associates to enjoy the holiday with their loved ones," DSW said in a statement. "Our stores will remain closed until 7 a.m. on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving."
  • REI
    The outdoor recreation superstore took a bold stance this month, announcing that it would close on both Thanksgiving and Blac
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    The outdoor recreation superstore took a bold stance this month, announcing that it would close on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. 

    "For 76 years, our co-op has been dedicated to one thing and one thing only: a life outdoors. We believe that being outside makes our lives better. And Black Friday is the perfect time to remind ourselves of this essential truth," said President and CEO Jerry Stritzke. "We're a different kind of company—and while the rest of the world is fighting it out in the aisles, we’ll be spending our day a little differently."
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
    Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will maintain the&nbsp;tradition of closing on Thanksgiving. The stores have&nbsp;remained clo
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    Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores will maintain the tradition of closing on Thanksgiving. The stores have remained closed on Thanksgiving since 2011.
  • Marshalls
    Like its sister TJX store T.J.Maxx,&nbsp;Marshalls will be closed on Thanksgiving.
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    Like its sister TJX store T.J.Maxx, Marshalls will be closed on Thanksgiving.
  • Patagonia
    Patagonia will be closed on Thanksgiving. As a spokesperson told <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/10/27/3585046
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    Patagonia will be closed on Thanksgiving. As a spokesperson told ThinkProgress, “It’s a holiday -- we’re closed!”
  • The Home Depot
    Customers will have to wait until&nbsp;Friday for all their home improvement needs, since The Home Depot will be closed on Th
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    Customers will have to wait until Friday for all their home improvement needs, since The Home Depot will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.
  • Staples will be closed for Thanksgiving but will open its&nbsp;doors bright and early at 6 a.m. for Black Friday shoppers.
    Reuters
    Staples will be closed for Thanksgiving but will open its doors bright and early at 6 a.m. for Black Friday shoppers.
  • GameStop
    While the video game mecca will be closed on Thanksgiving, it will be hosting shopping deals all week before and after Thanks
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    While the video game mecca will be closed on Thanksgiving, it will be hosting shopping deals all week before and after Thanksgiving and opening at 5 a.m. on Black Friday to accommodate shoppers.
  • Lowe's
    Lowe's will be closed for Thanksgiving and open for Black Friday.
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    Lowe's will be closed for Thanksgiving and open for Black Friday.
  • Petco
    Pet owners will have to wait until Friday to go shopping, because Petco will be closed all day Thursday for Thanksgiving.
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    Pet owners will have to wait until Friday to go shopping, because Petco will be closed all day Thursday for Thanksgiving.
  • Pier 1 Imports
    Since 2011, Pier 1 Imports has stayed closed on Thanksgiving and will continue that tradition this year. Stores&nbsp;will be
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    Since 2011, Pier 1 Imports has stayed closed on Thanksgiving and will continue that tradition this year. Stores will be open on Black Friday.
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