DAVENPORT, Iowa, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Von Maur Department Store announced today that it will again be closed on Thanksgiving to ensure employees have ample opportunity to spend time with family and friends over the holiday. For more than 140 years, Von Maur has remained closed on all major holidays, including Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
“Some things are sacred, including spending time with family and loved ones on Thanksgiving and other holidays. We profitably run our business during the remaining 358 days of the year, so we don’t have to sacrifice tradition for the sake of sales,” said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. “Our family-oriented focus has been the cornerstone of our culture since 1872, and that is never going to change.”