In recent years, we've Black Friday expand beyond its borders, so to speak, with many retailers choosing to open their doors on Thanksgiving, so people can start shopping on a really full stomach.

But if you're one of those who likes get out on Thanksgiving evening and hit the bricks for the biggest bargains and best deals, there are some stores that WILL NOT be open that day.

BestBlackFriday.com has the lowdown on what national chains will be taking the holiday off.

Here are the stores in the Evansville/Owensboro area that will be affected:

  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Costco
  • Guitar Center
  • Lowe's
  • Marshalls
  • Office Depot
  • Office Max
  • Petco
  • Sam's Club
  • Stein Mart
  • T.J. Maxx
  • True Value

Enjoy your Black Friday shopping experience, but remember...these stores really WILL open on the morning of Black Friday...not Slate Gray Thursday.

(Yeah, I just made that up.)