GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- The holiday shopping season is underway, and some stores are getting a head start with their Black Friday deals by being open today.
RiverTown Crossings mall opens to the public at 5:30 p.m., and many stores there will be open.
Some major national retailers are pushing back. Stores like DSW, Costco, Nordstrom, and Barnes & Noble wont be open at all on Thanksgiving. Store representatives say they understand the Thanksgiving holiday is special to everyone, inlcuding their employees.
"I think it's really important to be closed for some of the biggest holidays," said Barns & Noble assistant manager Scott Hutchings. "I think it's good for employee morale and any extra sales we might get would hurt us in the long run."