Which stores are open, or closed, on Thanksgiving 2021?


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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means trips to the store to make sure you’re stocked up on food, napkins, wine and whatever else you may need for the big day. And if you’re hosting out-of-town guests you may need games, batteries and phone chargers to keep everyone entertained.

However, you’re bound to miss an item or two in the rush of things and you may need to hit the store on Thanksgiving day. Here’s a list of which stores are open or closed in the Richmond area so you can plan shopping and quick trips accordingly.


  • Aldi
    • If you need groceries, make sure to hit up the store on the 24th because Alid will be closed. The grocery chain will also have thier doors shut on Christmas.
  • Barrel Theif Wine Shop & Provisions
    • The store said they will be closed that Thursday, and likely Friday as well.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s Wholesale
  • Bon Air seafood
    • The local establishment will be closed for the holiday, but will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday.
  • The Butcher at Bon Air
    • You’ll have to pick up your meat on Wednesday because they’ll be closed on Thursday.
  • Corks & Kegs
    • They will not be open on Thanksgiving day.
  • Costco
    • The bigbox chain will close for Thanksgiving like it does every year, but reopen for Black Friday.
  • Chesterfield Towne Center
    • The mall will be closed for the holiday, but reopen for Black Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
    • If you forgot to bring a pigskin to throw around out back during the holiday, you’ll have to wait until they reopen on Black Friday to get one.
  • Foot Locker
  • JC Penny’s
  • J Emeson Inc.
    • The wine store will be closed for the holiday but reopen on Friday.
  • Kohl’s
    • The retailer will be closed for the holiday, but open bright and early at 5 a.m. on Nov. 26, for Black Friday.
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
    • The bigbox chain will be closed for the holiday and reopen on Friday.
  • Short Pump Town Center
  • Stella’s Grocery
    • The local chain will not be open for the holiday, but will resume regular business hours on Friday — 9 a.m. at the Scott’s Eddition and Downtown locations and 10 a.m. at Malvern Gatrdens.
  • Stony Point Fashion Park
    • This will be closed on the holiday, but will reopen for Black Friday.
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Ukrop’s Market Hall
    • Make sure to stock up on Fried chicken before Thanksgiving, because the market hall will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It will reopen at 7 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Virginia ABC Stores
    • They have not sent out an official release, but the liquor store has been closed for past Thanksgivings, so It’s safe to assume they’ll be closed this year as well.
  • Walmart
  • Yellow Umbrella Provisions
    • They will be closed on Thursday and reopen on Friday.


  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Big Lots
  • Cabela’s
  • CVS
    • The chain will be open for the holdiay, but store and pharamcy hours will vary from location to location.
  • Dollar General
  • Food Lion
  • The Fresh Market
  • Kroger
    • This grocery store will be open during Thanksgiving, but will close at 4 p.m.
  • Rite Aid
    • The pharmacy chain will be open for the holdiay, but store and pharamcy hours will vary from location to location.
  • Total Wine and More
  • Walgreens
    • Like its counterparts, Walgreens will be open on Thanksgiving but store and pharamcy hours may vary from location to location.
  • Wegman’s
  • Whole Foods Market
    • These grocery stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the W. Broad Street location and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the location in Short Pump.

Want to let us know if your local business is open or closed on Thanksgiving? Send us an email at webteam@wric.com.

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