Each year, more businesses are closing up shop for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For those who make a tradition out of waking up bright and early on Thanksgiving morning to go shopping for those promised deep-deep discounts, this could be a large dose of bad news.

Why are more stores closing on Thanksgiving which falls on Thursday, November 22 this year? Two words, online shopping and it's booming this season. Thanksgiving foot traffic has been falling off at local shops all over the country while online shopping continues to flourish. With that said, here's a list of Danbury area businesses that will be closed on Thanksgiving thanks to the bestblackfriday.com. Hats off to these businesses for doing right by their employees.

  1. Aldi - 63 Newtown Road and 125 Danbury Road(Route 7) New Milford
  2. Apple Stores - 7 Backus Ave. at the Danbury Fair Mall
  3. Ace Hardware - 385 Main St. Ridgefield
  4. AT&T - 3 Danbury locations at 67 Newtown Rd., 132 Federal Road, and 4 Backus Ave.
  5. Barnes & Noble - 15 Backus Ave. Danbury
  6. Bed, Bath & Beyond - Brookfield - 14 Candlewood Lake Rd....Danbury - 13 Sugar Hollow Rd.
  7. BJ's Wholesale Club - 106 Federal Rd. - Brookfield
  8. Bob's Discount Furniture - 201 Federal Rd. - Brookfield
  9. Burlington Coat Factory - 1 Padanaram Rd. - Danbury
  10. Christmas Tree Shops - 15 Backus Ave - Danbury
  11. Costco Wholesale - 200 Federal Rd. - Brookfield
  12. Dress Barn - 132 Federal Rd. - Danbury
  13. DSW - 113 Mill Plain Rd. - Danbury
  14. Guitar Center - 15 Backus Ave. - Danbury
  15. Harbor Freight Tools - 99 Federal Rd. - Brookfield
  16. Home Depot - 114 Federal Rd. - Danbury
  17. HomeGoods - 67 Newtown Rd. - Danbury
  18. JoAnne Fabrics - 143 Federal Rd. - Brookfield
  19. Jos. A Bank - 3 Backus Ave. - Danbury
  20. La-Z-Boy - 227 Federal Rd. - Brookfield
  21. Lowe's - 67 Eagle Rd. - Danbury
  22. Marshalls - 79 Newtown Rd. - Danbury
  23. Mattress Firm - 39 Federal Rd. - Brookfield; 67 Newtown Rd. - Danbury; 20 Backus Ave. - Danbury
  24. The Paper Store - 14 Candlewood Lake Rd. - Brookfield
  25. P.C. Richards & Son - 110 Federal Rd. - Danbury
  26. Pier 1 Imports - 1 Sugar Hollow Rd. - Danbury
  27. Petco - 169 Federal Rd. - Brookfield; 5 Sugar Hollow Rd. - Danbury
  28. Raymour & Flanagan - 14 Candlewood Lake Rd. - Danbury
  29. Sierra Trading Post - 67 Newtown Rd. - Danbury
  30. Sprint - Brookfield and Danbury locations
  31. Staples - 113 Mill Plain Rd. - Danbury; 67 Newtown Rd. - Danbury
  32. T.J. Maxx - 67 Newtown Rd. - Danbury

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