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(Meredith) -- Dozens of retailers will close their doors on Thanksgiving Day 2019, giving employees the opportunity to spend more time with their families. 

Costco, Lowe's and Sam's Club are among the big box stores that will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, Nov. 28, according to

The website recently surveyed more than 1,000 people about their holiday shopping behaviors. About 72% of participants said they believe stores should be closed on Thanksgiving. The survey found that many consumers would rather stay at home for the holiday than out in traffic or shopping among strangers.

Below is a list of 35 stores that have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving. predicts that number will grow ahead of the holiday.

  • Army and Airforce Exchange Service
  • A.C. Moore 
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Ann Taylor
  • BJ’s 
  • Barnes and Noble 
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture 
  • Burlington Coat Factory 
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Fleet Farm 
  • Guitar Center 
  • Half-Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby 
  • HomeGoods 
  • JO-ANN 
  • Lowe’s 
  • Marshalls 
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot 
  • OfficeMax
  • Pier 1 
  • Petco 
  • Petsmart
  • REI 
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post 
  • Staples 
  • Stein Mart
  • The Container Store
  • T.J.Maxx 
  • True Value

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