Some Stores Closing On Thanksgiving To Focus On Black Friday

Alan Scaia
November 20, 2018 - 6:52 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - As North Texans get ready for Thanksgiving, stores are getting ready for a rush of Christmas shoppers. This year, Galleria Mall in North Dallas will shut down on Thanksgiving; only anchor stores will stay open.

The mall hopes the change will help smaller stores focus on sales for "Black Friday."

"Thanksgiving's really no longer the kick-off to the holiday season," says Galleria General Manager Angie Freed. "It's already started."

The owners of smaller stores say they welcome the change. The owner of a clothing store says she did not draw crowds on Thanksgiving and having the day off gives her time to focus on Black Friday.

"It brings back the excitement of Black Friday," says Allison Scott, the owner of Apricot Lane Boutique. "It brings people back early that morning."

WalletHub says ten percent of items available on Black Friday are already available cheaper on Amazon. WalletHub says jewelry will have the best deals on Black Friday, with savings averaging 73%. The worst deals will come from electronics, computers and phones, with average savings of just 25%.

The website says 35% of Americans will spend at least $500 on Christmas shopping this year.