Big Y has just announced that they will be closing all of their stores on Thanksgiving and the following day.

From a story reported on by WWLP/22 News, Big Y World Class Markets and Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day November 26 and Friday November 27.

Big Y Express Gas & Convenience locations will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

According to 22 News, in a press release sent to them from Big Y, the company decided to close their stores to the public on Thanksgiving and the day after in order to thank their thousands of employees for their continued hard work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company wanted to allow their employees more time to spend with their families and give them some well-deserved rest.

Senior Vice President of Operations and Customer Experience, Richard D. Bossie, said, "We are humbled by the extraordinary work of our front line employees throughout this past year. Being able to close to the public for an extra day or two, helps them to relax and spend time with loved ones. It also gives us an opportunity to clean and restock."

All locations will re-open on Saturday November 28th for their usual hours.

For more on the story, please check out WWLP/22 News' website here.

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