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."

Known for its outstanding customer service and selection of brand name and specialty apparel, shoes, cosmetics, accessories and gifts, Von Maur recognizes that its success stems from the strength and commitment of its associates.  In appreciation, Von Maur offers its associates, who are mostly full-time, above-market wages, comprehensive health and retirement plans, and extensive opportunities for training and internal advancement.

Von Maur operates 29 stores throughout the country. All stores will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013 and will re-open Friday, November 29 at 9:00 a.m. – only one hour earlier than normal business hours. In addition, all Von Maur locations will also close at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and will remain closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.

About Von Maur

Von Maur was founded more than 140 years ago in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The Company currently operates 29 stores in 13 states, along with a 120,000 square foot E-Commerce facility that drives its successful online business at vonmaur.com

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