Poll | Will you keep your store open this Black Friday?

Take our 5-second poll to share whether or not you're closing your doors.
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Black Friday is just a few days away, and the big question to outdoor retailers is, will you stay open?

REI recently announced all 151 stores will remain closed Friday, in an effort to encourage employees and customers to #OptOutside instead. Patagonia and Outdoor Research are among other outdoor companies which also made bold moves on Black Friday in the past. Outdoor Research closed its doors, and Patagonia donated all profits from the day to local environmental groups.

Both options make sense. There are plenty of reasons to close on Black Friday – it gives employees the day off, allows owners to spend time with family and friends, and encourages customers to do something outside or spend time with loved ones. On the other hand, people love to shop on what is likely the biggest say of the year for retail. There was a reported  $3.3 billion spent last year on the day after Thanksgiving.

What will you do? Vote below, and share your comments on Facebook.

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