As the holidays approach, let me take a moment to update what stores will be open in Victoria.  While retailers are not saying much about their Black Friday plans, many will be closed on Thanksgiving. Some retailers are normally closed on Thanksgiving Day, many decided to close for the first time in years in 2020 because of the pandemic. These retailers were all closed last year, but haven't made an official announcement in 2021: Here is what we know so far:

Target and Walmart will follow in last years footsteps and will close for Thanksgiving 2021. Walmart states that this is a  'thank you for their continued hard work during the pandemic." Target states, "guests loved our new approach so much that we’ve already decided to carry one change forward."

Academy Sports and Outdoors will be closed on Thanksgiving. However, they have posted their Black Friday hours as 5 AM -11 PM.

Other stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving: Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Khols, Foot Locker.  Check back for the latest updates as we get closer to Thanksgiving.  

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Spirit Halloween is also back in Victoria for Halloween 2021. Spirit will return back to the old Bealls location in Victoria Mall. I believe this is the 6th different location that Spirit will set up shop in Victoria. With a little help from our listeners, I think we have the full list.  The Town and Country Shopping Center, The Old SPECS, The old Ryan's Steakhouse(which is now flattened), and Next to Target.

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