Give Black Friday the Hand: Small Businesses Close For Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012  |  

An intense conversation has got people fired up nationwide this Turkey Day. The question: Should we put the kibosh on Thanksgiving Day shopping so everyone can be home with their families to enjoy the holiday? Should we save Black Friday shopping for… Black Friday?

Black Enterprise talks with small business owners who have decided to keep their doors shut.

“Stores who close could potentially lose on sales from bargain hunters who will be looking to shop and spend money, but owners stand by their decision,” the website says.

“Personally, I think it’s terrible, and I think it’s bad for families,” says John Koutsos, owner of Alec’s Shoe Store in Nashua, NH, referring to the big box stores that will be open on Thanksgiving.

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