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Empire Mall, Some Stores Opening Thursday Night

Stores are hoping for a successful start to the holiday season. How they're approaching that is different though. 

Some retailers are opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving; others will be closed for the first time in years on the holiday. 

The malls in Sioux Falls and Rapid City are taking different approaches.

The Empire Mall is opening one hour earlier this year on Thanksgiving. You can start shopping at 5 p.m. 

For the first time in years, The Rushmore Mall will actually be closed today.  Instead, it will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday. 

There is one exception. JC Penney, in both Rapid City and Sioux Falls, will open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. 

We also checked in with the businesses at Lake Lorraine in Sioux Falls. 

DSW Designer Show Warehouse, Kirkland's, and Ross Dress for Less will be open on Thanksgiving. Some of the others, including Carter's/OshKosh and Hobby Lobby, won't open until Black Friday. 

Looking at some of the big box retailers--Walmart will start welcoming customers at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening. 

Target, Best Buy and Kohl's open one hour earlier at 5 p.m.

You can find these opening times, along with information about more stores by clicking here
 


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