Unlike most retail stores that are open on Thanksgiving, Gamestop has always been closed all day. That is changing this year as Gamestop will be open for a “limited time”, not full business hours.
A representative from Gamestop told Kotaku
To better serve our guests with their evolving holiday shopping needs, this year GameStop will open its stores for a shortened and limited time on Thanksgiving Day. Many of our store associates and guests have asked for this. We have heard their requests and are making an adjustment to our previous position on this topic.
In 2014, GameStop CEO Paul Raines said the move to keep its stores closed on Thanksgiving was “out of respect for our associates and their families.”
In recent years, GameStop was closed on Thanksgiving Day but opened at midnight for the Black Friday shopping craze. It is presumed that Gamestop will compensate Thanksgiving Day employees with an increased holiday pay rate, though this is not confirmed.
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