Boscov’s to close Thanksgiving Day


NEW HARTFORD — Boscov’s, with one of its department stores at Sangertown Square Mall, has joined the growing list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Walmart and Target have also announced their stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the primary focus at Boscov’s has been the health and safety of coworkers, customers and the communities it serves, company officials said in an announcement, adding that closing on Thanksgiving both eliminates a highly congested shopping day while also giving this day back to families. 

“COVID-19 has required enormous efforts from our associates and they’ve more than earned this time off,” said Jim Boscov. “More than ever, this year has reinforced the importance of family and this decision allows our customers, coworkers and communities to enjoy an uninterrupted Thanksgiving meal.” 

Boscov’s views this move as long overdue and hopes all other retailers join the movement to give Thanksgiving back to families, the announcement said. The company announcement added that Boscov’s will announce revised holiday shopping hours as the holiday shopping season draws closer. 

Based in Reading, PA, Boscov’s operates 48 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Ohio.

It is the nation’s largest family-owned department store chain and is celebrating its 106th year as a full-line, full-service department store.

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