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Some retailers are closing the doors to their stores on Thanksgiving Day this year to give workers a break amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Although many retailers have done so in the past, an increasing number of stores are beginning to latch onto the trend.

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The decisions to do so effectively ends the longstanding tradition of letting shoppers get a jump-start on the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.

Shoppers wait in line to pay for their purchases at a Walmart store in Los Angeles, California on November 24, 2009, (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

This may come as a hit to retailers — now faced with a unique holiday season — who have capitalized on the day in the past. Experts say an even bigger nightmare, however, would be if retailers had to re-close during the last three months of the year, a time when companies depend on gaining significant profit off of holiday shopping.

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Here is the list of stores that will close on Nov. 26:


  • Best Buy 

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods (including its Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream store locations)

  • Lowe’s 

  • Macy’s 

  • Pottery Barn 

  • Rejuvenation

  • Target 

  • Walmart 

  • West Elm 

  • Williams-Sonoma 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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