Some of the nation's giant retailers have already announced that they are not going to open on Thanksgiving Day this year: Target, Walmart, Best Buy, BJ's, Costco, Kohl's, and Macy's have all announced that they will not open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. 2020. Well, leave it to Massachusetts-based local grocer Big Y to  up the ante by announcing that they're giving most of their employees not only Thanksgiving Day off, but Black Friday, November 27, 2020 also.

According to Big Y.comBig Y will close all of their Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, and Fresh Acres locations on both Thanksgiving Day, and the day after, commonly known as Black Friday, this year. The company is positioning the two day break as a thank you to it's employees, as well as a chance for some employees, who choose to work, the chance to deep-clean the store, and get restocked and prepped for the Holiday Season.

SVP of Big Y Richard Bossie is quoted in the article as saying:

We are humbled by the extraordinary work of our frontline employees throughout this past year.  Being able to close to the public for an extra day or two, helps them to relax and spend time with loved ones. It also gives us an opportunity to clean and restock. The resilience of our teams has been remarkable, and we are thrilled to be able to thank them with a well-deserved break

Classy move Big Y, this is the second time during this pandemic that the company has decided to shut down normal business operations in order to give the stores, and employees a break, the first time they did it was back in April. All locations will resume normal business hours on Saturday, November 28, 2020.