"People are gonna shop where they wanna shop:" Menards stays closed Thanksgiving day

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Many businesses are opening earlier every year to usher in the holiday shopping season. But there are still some local businesses that keep the doors shut on Thanksgiving day.

Menards was one of the big box retailers that decided to stay closed on Thanksgiving day. Employees spent the three days before Thanksgiving prepping the store for its Black Friday sale.

Many businesses say they open on Thanksgiving to get ahead of the competition.

"What I think is people are gonna shop where they wanna shop, if they wanna come here, they're gonna come here," said Menards General Manager, Edward Korevec.

Headquarters in Eau Claire, Menards said family time on Thanksgiving was very important to them.

Stores opened at 6 a.m. this morning, and said people were lined up and ready to go at 5 a.m.