Boscov’s is joining Target, Best Buy, and Walmart in the trend of closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending the tradition of door buster sales on Thanksgiving Day.

Boscov’s officials say the decision is twofold, giving back to families, and making the safety of employees and customers a priority by eliminating a highly congested shopping day.

“COVID-19 has required enormous efforts from our associates and they’ve more than earned this time off,” said Jim Boscov.

“More than ever, this year has reinforced the importance of family and this decision allows our customers, coworkers and communities to enjoy an uninterrupted Thanksgiving meal.”

Boscov’s views this move as long overdue and hopes other retailers will join the movement to give Thanksgiving back to families.

The company is expected to announce revised holiday shopping hours along with a list of special deals closer to the holiday shopping season.

Based in Reading, PA, Boscov’s operates 48 stores in eight states and is celebrating its 106th year in business.