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CBL Properties is taking a stand against Black Friday creep.
For the second year in a row, the mall operator that manages 62 malls across the country will close all of its locations for the entirety of Thanksgiving Day, according to a letter from its CEO, Stephen Lebovitz.
Lebovitz told CNBC that his company had “such overwhelming support from last year’s decision,” they felt “validated.”
The move is in response to “Black Friday creep,” which sees retailers opening earlier and earlier every year on Thanksgiving to capture crowds for “doorbuster” sales. CBL is marketing its move with the #makeThanksgivingyours hashtag.
Retailers that have an exterior entrance in malls will be allowed to open early, however, even if the mall itself is closed until 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
Some retailers, like TJ Maxx, Neiman Marcus, and Costco, have already started announcing whether they will be open or closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Here’s the full list of CBL malls that will be closed:
- Acadiana Mall in Lafayette, Louisiana Alamance Crossing in Burlington, North Carolina Arbor Place in Douglasville, Georgia Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina Brookfield Square in Brookfield, Wisconsin Burnsville Center in Burnsville, Minnesota Cary Towne Center in Cary, North Carolina Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado CherryVale Mall in Rockford, Illinois Coastal Grand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin, Tennessee Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina Dakota Square Mall in Minot, North Dakota East Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin EastGate Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio Eastland Mall in Bloomington, Illinois Fayette Mall in Lexington, Kentucky Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina Frontier Mall in Cheyenne, Wyoming Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, Virginia Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, Tennessee Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Harford Mall in Bel Air, Maryland Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth, Illinois Honey Creek Mall in Terre Haute, Indiana Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro, California Janesville Mall in Janesville, Wisconsin Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky Kirkwood Mall in Bismark, North Dakota Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan Layton Hills Mall in Layton, Utah Mall del Norte in Laredo, Texas Mayfaire in Wilmington, North Carolina Meridian Mall in Okemos, Michigan Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters, Missouri Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania Northgate Mall in Chattanooga, Tennessee Northpark Mall in Joplin, Missouri Northwoods Mall in Charleston, South Carolina Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kansas Old Hickory Mall in Jackson, Tennessee Park Plaza in Little Rock, Arkansas Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, Texas Parkway Place in Huntsville, Alabama Pearland Town Center in Pearland, Texas Post Oak Mall in College Station, Texas Richland Mall in Waco, Texas South County in St. Louis, Missouri Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights, Virginia St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights, Illinois Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania Sunrise Mall, Brownsville in Texas Triangle Town Center in Raleigh, North Carolina Turtle Creek Mall in Hattiesburg, Mississippi Valley View Mall in Roanoke, Virginia Volusia Mall in Daytona Beach, Florida West County Center in St. Louis, Missouri West Park Mall in Giraradeau, Missori West Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin WestGate Mall in Spartanburg, South Carolina Westmoreland Mall in Greensburg, Pennsylvania York Galleria in York, Pennsylvania