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 was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.