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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a chance to relax with family and friends over a delicious meal!
As you probably know, Massachusetts has blue laws that prohibit Massachusetts retail employees from opening and working on Thanksgiving. If you have seen ads for different stores advertising opening at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, those are national ads and do not apply to Massachusetts (but do apply to NH).
Here’s a quick list of some major retailers store opening times in Massachuetts for Black Friday, but it also doesn’t hurt to call your local store as well, as they may change from store to store, but here is what I found:
Walmart: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012 (select stores 5AM)
Target Corp: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
Best Buy: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
Kmart: 5:00 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
Kohls: 1:00 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
Toys”R”Us: 1 AM for Dedham & I called Medford too and they said 8 AM… so you may want to call on this one, if your heading that way, just in case.
Wrenthem Village Outlets: 12:01 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
Shops at Prudential Mal & Copley Placel: 9 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012 with a few exceptions (B&N and Saks opening at 8 AM)
CambrideSide Galleria: 12:00 AM on Friday, 11/23/12 for select stores like Best Buy, Bath & Body Works, Children’s Place, Express, H&M, Macy’s, and more. To see all store openings for the Galleria, click here.
Mall at Chestnut Hill: 9 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
Square One Mall in Saugus: 12:30 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
South Shore Plaza in Braintree: 12:30 AM on Friday, November 23, 2012
I called all the chains closest to Downtown Boston for the opening times, so if you are further out of the city, you may want to call your local store to doublecheck before arriving way too early or way to late!
Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!! Best of Luck if you are participating in Black Friday this year!!