Black Friday 2014: Which stores are refusing to open on 'Black Thursday'?

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The lines for Black Friday shopping will be forming even earlier this year.

Macy's and Best Buy have already announced a 6 p.m. store opening Thanksgiving Day.

Walmart’s “Doorbuster” deals are also expected to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, with Toys R Us expected to open as early as 5 p.m. according to the websites BradsDeals.com.

For many retailers, Black Friday is now Black Thursday.

But not everyone is happy about it.

"I don’t think it’s a good thing,” said shopper Juanita McMillan. “I think (Thanksgiving) is family time.”

McMillan is not alone in her opinion. Almost 50,000 people have joined the Facebook group, “Boycott Black Thursday ” to demonstrate against any store that opens on Thanksgiving this year.

According to the Facebook page, the following stores have refused to open Thanksgiving and will instead open Friday:

  • American Girl
  • BJ’s
  • Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • Gordmans
  • Homegoods
  • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Marshalls
  • Nordstrom
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • REI
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • T.J.Maxx


Target, JCPenney, Toys R Us and Kohl’s have not released their store hours yet, but all four retailers were open on Thanksgiving last year.

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