Bealls to open Thanksgiving

Avoid a turkey-induced nap and get some holiday shopping done early by visiting Bealls on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, from 8 p.m. to midnight. In response to excited customers who want to jump start their Black Friday shopping, the retailer is giving shoppers an early opportunity to take advantage of deals and giveaways that have typically been reserved for Black Friday. With over 300 “door buster” sales in small electrics, cosmetics, footwear, toys, jewelry and more, Bealls anticipates a good showing on its first-ever Thanksgiving night opening. Bealls will re-open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday with continued door busters and giveaways. As an added incentive, the first 25 early bird shoppers who make it to store right as it opens on Thursday and on Friday will receive a surprise scratch-off card with special coupons. “We know our customers are eager to get a head start on their holiday shopping and find the most exciting deals available,” said Michael Glazer, president and CEO of Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls. “Bealls is the go-to store for brand name merchandise and, by opening our doors in advance of the Black Friday rush, we are accommodating those customers who want to get started as early as possible and capture as many deals as they can.”Sweetwater Bealls store manager Jennifer Lotzenhiser stated, "We have more merchandise and more of a selection for this event and the holiday season, including many gifts. The door busters for the event are amazing and we have many more caring associates that want to help when our customers come through that door."Stage Stores, Inc. brings nationally-recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family to small and mid-size towns and communities through more than 800 stores located in 40 states. The company operates its stores under the five names of Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the company’s website at