As the great American tradition of Black Friday shopping has inched earlier and earlier every year, with a number of stores opening as early as Thanksgiving Day, dozens of retailers with locations in New Jersey have announced that they will not be open on Thanksgiving, to allow their employees to spend the day with family.

According to, who say that they have spoken to representatives for each company listed to confirm their plans, the list has now grown to over 75 retailers, with many doing business here in Ocean County.

Here are just a few retailers with nearby locations who have confirmed that they will remain closed on Thursday, November 23rd:

  • A.C. Moore
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Party City
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staples
  • TJ Maxx

And here's the rest of the list, which encompasses not only more retailers with locations in NJ, but also others across the country who have confirmed their plans to not open until at least Friday:

  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • At Home
  • Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Ethan Allen
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • Half Price Books
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Corporate & Dealer Owned Stores; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • Tractor Supply
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

The list has been growing by the day, and you can stay up to date with the latest additions by checking out BestBlackFriday's page by clicking here.


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