Black Friday store hours guide: Ann Arbor area big box stores to begin rolling out deals Thanksgiving night
Midnight is the new 5 a.m. for big-box retailers providing "doorbuster" deals on Black Friday this year.
Nationwide, many big-box stores and malls have announced they’ll open on Thanksgiving night or at midnight Black Friday, and Ann Arbor is no exception.
In the Ann Arbor area, Toys "R" Us in Arborland Center has the earliest Black Friday kickoff: 9 p.m. on Thursday night.
The Walmart stores in Pittsfield Township and Ypsilanti Township — which are both open all day on Thanksgiving — will begin rolling out Black Friday deals at 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Following the early-opening trend, Best Buy and Kohl’s at the Waters Place shopping center in Pittsfield Township will open at midnight. The Target stores on Waters Road and Carpenter Road will open at midnight.
In addition, 22 stores at Briarwood Mall have announced Black Friday midnight openings for the first time in the mall’s history: Macy’s, Starbucks, Ann Taylor, Express, American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, Hot Topic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Journeys, Bath & Body Works, Aeropostale, PacSun, Gap, Champs, Forever 21, Wet Seal, The Buckle, Windsor, Glitter, Auntie Annes and The Body Shop.
Meijer, which has two locations in Pittsfield Township and one in Scio Township, will begin rolling out Black Friday deals at 4 a.m. Friday. The store will also be open all day on Thanksgiving.
The Old Navy store at Arborland Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and 12 a.m. to 11 p.m. Black Friday. The Michael's store at Arborland will be open from 4-10 p.m. Thanksgiving and early Black Friday.
Other stores will wait to open until 5 a.m. on Friday to open their doors, such as Bed Bath & Beyond in Arborland and the new Dick’s Sporting Goods on Lohr Road. The Kmart stores in Ypsilanti Township and Ann Arbor will also open at 5 a.m.