Back in early October, The Mall of Americas in Minnesota announced that it will be closed on Thanksgiving to give it's employees time to spend with their families, and that they will reopen it's doors on "Black Friday" at 5a.

It seems most people and businesses are happy with this decision and have also decided to follow the mall's lead.

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Barnes & Noble, GameStop, Home Depot, Staples, P.C Richard & Son are just to name a few of many other retailers closing their doors on Thanksgiving.

Check out the complete list here.

REI has taken it one step further as they will be closed the day after Thanksgiving as they are "Choosing outside over inside" on Black Friday

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