Bethany Clough

These Fresno-area retailers will stay closed on Thanksgiving 2018

JCPenney opens for Black Friday sales Thursday afternoon

Shoppers take in the warmth and sunshine of Thanksgiving day while standing in line outside Fashion Fair's JCPenney for Black Friday sales Thursday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2017 in Fresno.
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Shoppers take in the warmth and sunshine of Thanksgiving day while standing in line outside Fashion Fair's JCPenney for Black Friday sales Thursday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2017 in Fresno.

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Cue the debate over stores opening on the holiday.

Each year this debate resurfaces as the informal shopping holiday Black Friday creeps into Thanksgiving Day. Some people say retail employees should be home enjoying the holiday with families. Retailers say they don’t force anyone to work the holiday and workers get double-time pay.

We’ll leave the debating up to you, but here’s some extra information if that topic is a factor in where you shop this year. Each year BestBlackFriday.com releases its list of national and regional retailers that stay closed for Thanksgiving. Most were closed for past Thanksgivings, too.

We’ve edited the list to include stores only in the Fresno area. Of course, it goes without saying that plenty of mom-and-pop stores stay closed on the day and don’t appear on this list.

Closed for Thanksgiving 2018

Barnes & Noble

Big 5 Sporting Goods

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Burlington

Cost Plus World Market

Costco

Dressbarn

H&M

Harbor Freight Tools

Hobby Lobby

Home Depot

HomeGoods

JOANN Stores

Lowe’s

Manchester Center

Marshalls

Mattress Firm

Nordstrom Rack

Office Depot & OfficeMax

Petco

PetSmart

Pier 1 Imports

REI

Sam’s Club

Sierra Vista Mall

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Staples

Stein Mart

Sur La Table

TJ Maxx

Tractor Supply Co.

Trader Joe’s

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