Macy's is kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day


Macy's will keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, in the midst of debate whether stores should stay shut until Black Friday.

Last year, most Macy's stores were open from 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to 2 a.m. the following day, then reopened at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

Despite that attitude, Macy's will nevertheless open its doors to capture brick-and-mortar shopping dollars, opening earlier than most retailers open on the holiday.

CNBC reports Macy's will open for business on the holiday, and do so at 5 p.m., matching last year's opening time. Now, we can expect other competitors to follow suit.

Consumer sentiment is increasingly moving against retail stores opening on Thanksgiving Day, but thanks to the prevalence of e-commerce, shoppers can browse and buy from most if not all popular holiday retail destinations online. Wal-Mart made a similar move in 2011, and Target in 2012.

Other Macy's locations in the Pittsburgh area have not yet announced their Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours.

Nordstrom, Neiman-Marcus, Dillard's and Marshall's are among the department stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving.

Deptford Mall in Deptford, New Jersey: 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m.

Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California: 5 2 a.m. Thanksgiving and 6 10 p.m.

Cherry Hill Mall - Cherry Hill, New Jersey - Thanksgiving 5 10 p.m.

Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles, California: 5 2 a.m. Thanksgiving and 6 10 p.m.