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The list is growing of stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Seems like maybe 8-9 years ago, all these stores were opening on Thanksgiving, so people could blow off the traditional meal with their families and go shopping instead.  Everyone had to get going on the holiday shopping. Unfortunately, that meant, that many had to work and could not take the holiday off.   The past few years that has changed and many  big companies are now saying, No.  We are closing so that our employees are can have the day off with their families too.  This comes from GoodHouseKeeping.com

Kohl’s joins a growing list of companies that have already started to announce holiday plans. Target and Best Buy have all said their stores will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well.

If you’re a fan of any of these places,  you can still shop online and get a jump start on your holiday shopping.

List Of Stores That Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

A.C. Moore.


Ashley Furniture.

Barnes & Noble.

Bath & Body Works.

Bed, Bath & Beyond.

BJ’s Wholesale Club.


Burlington Coat Factory

Calvin Klein


Crate and Barrel

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Forever 21

Home Depot










TJ Maxx


Trader Joe’s

White House Black Market


What Stores Will Be Open?

There will be a handful of stores that will be open for those of you who really feel they need to start shopping

  • Bass Pro ShopsStores will be open from 9 a.m. to p.m.
  • Big Lots: Last year, select locations were open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cabela’s: Stores will be open from 9 a.m. to p.m.
  • CVS: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but customers are advised to check for specific hours.
  • Dollar General: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Even though its prices are already crazy low, the discount chain still offers Black Friday deals.
  • Family Dollar: The store opens at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
  • The Fresh Market: Stores will operated from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Kroger: Most stores normally open around 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Michaels: For any last-minute Thanksgiving kids crafts, Michaels opens at 6 p.m. to midnight.
  • Old Navy: Most of the clothing stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.
  • Sears: Several stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
  • Walgreens: Stores are usually open on all holidays, but specific hours vary depending on the location. Most 24-hour stores should still remain open all day.
  • Whole Foods Market: All stores will be open with reduced hours, operating from 7 a.m to 4 p.m.


Tampa Is One Of The Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Money.com has released their annual ranking of the top places to live in the United States. Tampa is in the Top 10 and two other Florida cities are in the Top 50. The ranking looks at “economic opportunities, quality of life, diversity, and where the best futures lie.”

Tampa is in the Top 10, but Altamonte Springs comes in #33 on the list. Sarasota is also on the list at #43.

Find out below where in the Top 10 Tampa falls on the best places to live in the U.S.


  • 1 - Atlanta, GA

    Atlanta has a population of 487,560 in the city, but 5.1 million in the metro area. The median home price is $394,492 and the median household income is $82,859.

  • 2 - Tempe, AZ

    According to Money.com, “Home to Arizona State University, Tempe made our list for its active arts and culture scene, relative affordability and myriad employment opportunities in education, finance, health care and tech.”

  • 3 - Kirkland, WA

    Located a little northeast of Downtown Seattle it comes in #3 on the list. Here is a fun fact…Costco’s “Kirkland Signature” brand is named after the city. Costco’s former headquarters were located in Kirkland.

  • 4 - Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh has a population of 460,673. They also have a median home price of $411,400 and a household income of $78,858.

  • 5 - Rogers Park (Chicago), IL

    Money.com says, “Rogers Park is known as the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago, which itself is one of the most diverse cities in the country, and the result is truly something special.

  • 6 - Columbia, MD

    The website says about Columbia, MD, “The town was unveiled in 1967 by developer James W. Rouse, who set out to plan a community built on the principle that neighborhoods should be places with a capacity for “joyous living.’”

  • 7 - Somerville, MA

    Somerville, is located just to the northwest of downtown Boston. They have a population of 80,884. They also have a median home price of $818,437 and a household income of $104,613.

  • 8- Ann Arbor, MI

    Home to the University of Michigan and it has a population of 122,000.

  • 9 - Tampa, FL

    Money.com says about Tampa, “Tampa is a rare combination of action-packed and affordable: The median home sale price is about $381,000, one of the lowest on our list, and you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck. There’s nightlife galore in the Ybor City district. Tampa’s 20- and 30-somethings also flock to spots like Angry Chair Brewing, which serves its famous stouts alongside kitchen faves like pickle dip, and Taco Bus, which was dishing burritos out of its yellow school bus way before food trucks were cool.”

  • 10 - Jersey City, NJ

    Located across the Hudson River from New York City. They have a population of 283,496. They also have a median home price of $605,831 and a household income of $92,183.