Will GameStop stay closed on Thanksgiving? It seems likely. ThinkProgress is reporting that GameStop, Cricket Wireless, and a handful of other stores will be steering clear of Thanksgiving hours out of respect for their employees. Instead, GameStop is slated to open its doors at 5am on Black Friday.
The ThinkProgress article includes an executive quote from a GameStop press release:
“We believe strongly that our customers and associates should have the opportunity to spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with family and friends,” said Mike Buskey, executive vice president and president of U.S. stores, said in a press release announcing the decision. “We know this is in stark contrast to what many other retailers are doing, but we are taking a stance to protect family time during this important holiday.”