the growing list of retailers opening on Thanksgiving this year, according to the Daily Herald.Gurnee Mills will be joining
The mall will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 and will remain open through 10 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, according to the article. Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik said she hopes the decision will help up sales tax for the village.
Macy's and Kohl's also recently announced it would jump-start the Black Friday shopping rush a day early by opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
The move to open on Thanksgiving night started two years agowhen Toys 'R Us opened at 9 p.m., according to U.S.A. Today. Last year, Target, Sears, Kmart and Walmart opened at either 8 or 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, according to the article.