In a rush to beat the crowds, many stores open before for business before customers have finished stuffing themselves with the last bite of turkey and pumpkin pie.
This list of stores open in NYC on Thanksgiving Day is compiled by BestBlackFriday.com, with additional research and recollections by NYC on the Cheap.
These stores will be open on Thanksgiving 2019 in NYC, in alphabetical order, since that’s the only fair way.
Confirmed Thanksgiving Day Store Openings
A.C. Moore – (opens at 6 p.m.)
Best Buy – (opens at 5 p.m.)
Bed Bath and Beyond – (first time opened on Thanksgiving)
CVS – 24-hour stores; other locations vary
DSW – some locations open at 5 p.m.
Gamestop – (opens at 3 p.m.)
Gordmans – (open from 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. – opens for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
JCPenney – (opens at 2 p.m.)
Kmart – (opens at 6 a.m.)
Macy’s – issued the following statement:
We are opening most Macy’s stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day again this year – the same as last year – to serve our customers who have interest in shopping that day. Our staffing plan is designed to support our growth strategy and empower and incentivize our colleagues as they all have a role to play in our performance and a stake to win in our success. As we do every year, we surveyed our incredible colleagues in our stores to understand their Thanksgiving staffing preferences and allow them to opt-in for shifts. Additionally, colleagues who work any shift on Thanksgiving day will be compensated with overtime pay. We deeply value the commitment and contribution of our colleagues across the country as we continue to focus on meeting the needs of our customer.
Mattress Firm – which issued the following statement: While we encourage our employees to take a break during the holidays, we also embrace our entrepreneurial spirit, which is why some of our stores are choosing to remain open on Thanksgiving.
New York & Company – some locations open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day, others open at 6am on Black Friday morning.
Old Navy – opens at 3pm Thanksgiving Day and stays open through 11pm Friday night. Some mall locations may vary
RiteAid – 24-hour stores; other locations vary
Sears – opens at 6 p.m.
Target – opens at 5 p.m)
Walgreens – 24-hour stores; other locations vary
Walmart – opens for Thanksgiving Day sales at 6 p.m.
In addition, many mom-and-pop local shops, supermarkets and bodegas, are open on Thanksgiving.
NYC on the Cheap will continue to update our list of confirmed store openings as more stores confirm to us what their holiday hours will be.