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OMAHA (FOX42KPTM) — Some national retail chains are not opening ahead of Black Friday, and some Omaha stores say they are planning to do the same.
Black Friday usually means shopping deals, crowded malls and early hours for some employees, even on Thanksgiving Day.
“Thursday everybody will get a chance to get a little rest,” said Barry Berglund, who managers ‘Parable’ in Omaha.
He says he wants his employees working, instead of home behind a baster.
“It’s a busy time in retail and so they’re going to be here a lot they’re going to be home a lot. You know they sacrifice a lot of time during that season. For that time for that day I think it’s important to be at work,” said Berglund.
Berglund says he’s felt the pressure to close on Thanksgiving since other stores open earlier every year.
“When it first started that way, you started to wonder but I think it’s just gotten so, it just seems like it’s almost like it’s just gotten kind of crazy. It’s like no, it’s not even worth, it’s one of those wheels you don’t even want to get on,” said Berglund.
But Berglund says he doesn’t think opening his store for one day will hurt shoppers or sales.
“There’s still going to be plenty of time for people to shop and get what they want to do during the Christmas season,” said Berglund.
‘Parable’ isn’t the only one giving employees a break. Costco, GameStop and NordStrom will be closed Thanksgiving for the same reason.
However… Macy’s and walmart will both open at 6pm Thanksgiving Day.
Toy ‘R’ Us will open an hour earlier.