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Stores are already closing for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19

STAN HONDA / AFP / GETTY IMAGES

STAN HONDA / AFP / GETTY IMAGES

If one of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions is to get a head start on Black Friday shopping on Thursday night, it’s time to start coming up with other evening plans.

This afternoon, Target announced it would be closing its doors on Thanksgiving due to the hectic crowds that come with holiday shopping.

“Let’s face it: Historically, deal hunting and holiday shopping can mean crowded events, and this isn’t a year for crowds,” the store announced in a statement.

Instead, Target will begin its holiday deals starting in October and continuing throughout the season both in stores and online.

“When we say you can take advantage of great deals all season long, we really mean it,” the statement continued. “So kick back, relax and enjoy a long nap after you finish that last piece of Thanksgiving turkey. This season, you can count on getting extra-big savings without the extra-long lines, with plenty of opportunities to score the best deals on the hottest items both before and after November 26.”

“This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we’re continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can,” Target CEO Brian Cornell added .“The investments we’ve made in our business and our incredible team have enabled us to move with flexibility and speed to meet guests’ changing needs during this global pandemic.”

Target joins the likes of Walmart and Sam’s Club to close on Thanksgiving.

While in-store Black Friday shopping hasn’t technically been canceled as of yet, it certainly seems like we’re headed in that direction.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

6 Comments for Stores are already closing for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19



  1. PensacolaCat
    7:37 pm July 27, 2020 Permalink

    Well, at least one good thing from COVID. I’m all in favor of a little less greed and wasting of time in line.



  2. zoupman
    7:38 pm July 27, 2020 Permalink

    Publicity stunt. You going to be open 7 days a week and then decide it’s about safety? Kind of like Lil Andy thinking its more contagious inside a church.



  3. Blue Mass
    7:56 pm July 27, 2020 Permalink

    Sounds like another ploy to make sure the economy never recovers.



  4. light my fire
    9:02 pm July 27, 2020 Permalink

    Good, now I can relax at home and eat and sleep



    • PatGLex
      9:26 am July 28, 2020 Permalink

      Same here. (I hope — my retail store hasn’t said anything yet, though.) I’m hoping they will see the light too.



  5. UKFaninCO
    11:47 pm July 27, 2020 Permalink

    We soft!