You'll see those Black Friday ads on television where the big sales start on Thanksgiving afternoon. That most likely won't be the case in Maine

 

Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are three states that have had longtime 'Blue Laws' that were set in place to orginially not have major retailers open on Sunday, those laws have changed.

However, for Thanksgiving, the basic rule of thumb is if your store is over 5,000 sq. ft., you can't be open. One major exemption is L.L. Bean.

Maine's law has a number of exemptions.