LIST: Area store opening times for Thanksgiving, Black Friday

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TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL) – Whether you’re needing a last minute ingredient for your grandma’s famous sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving dinner or you’re trying to strategically plan all of your Black Friday stops, we’ve got you covered on some store opening times for both days.

The following is our list of area stores and their opening times:

GROCERY STORES: 

Kroger: 

  • Thursday: Closing at 6 p.m.

Food City:

  • Thursday: Closing at 3 p.m.

Ingles: 

  • Thursday: Regular store hours

RETAIL:

The Mall at Johnson City:

  • Thursday: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. / Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

JCPenney:

  • Thursday: 2 p.m. – Midnight / Friday: Midnight – 10 p.m.

Belk:

  • Thursday: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. / Friday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Target: 

  • Thursday: 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. / Friday: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sears: 

  • Thursday: 6 p.m. – Midnight / Friday: Midnight – 10 p.m.

Academy Sports + Outdoors:

  • Thursday: Closed / Friday: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. / Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. / Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Pinnacle: 

Thanksgiving Day –

  • Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Boot Barn – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Rue21- 4 p.m.
  • Belk – 4 p.m.
  • Old Navy – 4 p.m.
  • Steak N Shake – Noon – 10 p.m
  • Most other tenants opening 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Black Friday –

  • Bass Pro 5 a.m.
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods – 5 a.m.
  • Old Navy – 5 a.m.
  • Belk and most others will open at 6 a.m. / Most locations set to close around 9 – 10 p.m.

The Falls: 

  • Check sites for hours

The new reality for many retail stores, opening on Thanksgiving. JC Penney’s will open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday.

“It’s Gray Thursday and Black Friday now and the thing about it is, it uses to start on Friday morning and be over by the weekend and now it’s pretty much over with by Friday night,” Tembra Aldridge, General Manager of the Mall at Johnson City said.

Aldridge said the customers have shown they really want to shop on Thanksgiving.

Some shoppers we spoke with while shopping at Walmart, said they prefer stores not opening on the holiday.

“Now that they’ve changed the times where Thanksgiving is Black Friday, it’s not as fun as it was,” Joann Criss said.

Other shoppers said it doesn’t bother them as much.

“We spend Thanksgiving with our family so we’re not really going to be out shopping much anyway,” Rachel Snyder said.

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