Von Maur Department Store has announced that it will again be closed on Thanksgiving to ensure employees have ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends over the holiday. For more than 140 years, Von Maur has remained closed on all major holidays, including Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
“Some things are sacred, including spending time with family and loved ones on Thanksgiving and other holidays. We profitably run our business during the remaining 358 days of the year, so we don’t have to sacrifice tradition for the sake of sales,” said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. “Our family-oriented focus has been the cornerstone of our culture since 1872, and that is never going to change.”
A Von Maur store is expected to open in 2014 in Quail Springs Mall in Oklahoma City.
Von Maur operates 29 stores throughout the country. All stores will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013 and will re-open Friday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m. – only one hour earlier than normal business hours. In addition, all Von Maur locations will also close at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and will remain closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.