Mall of America Takes a Stand – Closed on Thanksgiving
The busiest shopping day of the year has slowly been transitioning from Black Friday to Thanksgiving Day, that trend may be reversing now thanks to retailers like the Mall of America.
America's biggest shopping mall announced today that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and not opening again until 5am on Black Friday, they say they made this decision, "to give the holiday back to the 15,000 employees who dedicate their time to millions of guests each year.
In a press release, the mall says, "we have made the decision to close on Thanksgiving Day so that team members can put that energy where it matters most, into making memories with the people they care about most.”
The release also makes it clear that "some Mall of America tenants, restaurants and attractions may choose to be open on Thanksgiving Day. For those who do open, Mall of America will have security and other key personnel on duty on Thanksgiving Day to ensure smooth operations."