Some Sebastian businesses refuse to open for Thanksgiving, Christmas

Some businesses refuse to open on Thanksgiving and Christmas in Sebastian, Florida.
Some businesses refuse to open on Thanksgiving and Christmas in Sebastian, Florida.

SEBASTIAN – At a time when retail stores are pushing Black Friday deals 2018 on Thanksgiving, some local business owners refuse to open during the holidays.

“We will never be open on Thanksgiving or Christmas. Those are family days,” Tiki Bar & Grill owner John Campbell told Sebastian Daily.

Farther north on Indian River Drive in Sebastian, Earl’s Hideaway Lounge and Captain Hiram’s were open on Thanksgiving Day and packed with patrons.

Some of the local supermarkets remained open in Sebastian, where employees were working.

“We don’t make time and a half because we’re in a right to work state,” a Winn-Dixie employee told Sebastian Daily. The employee has been with the company for 20 years.

Most businesses open for the Holiday closed early to allow their employees to spend time with their families.

This weekend is Small Business Saturday. Please support your local Sebastian small businesses by visiting their stores and restaurants.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.