Brookfield Square will not be open on Thanksgiving, joining a number of retailers bucking the trend of opening as early as possible for Black Friday.
According to the mall’s parent company CBL Properties, the mall will close for the holiday and reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 24.
Department stores and other retailers in the mall have the option of opening their stores on Thanksgiving, but mall common areas will be closed. Brookfield Square shoppers should check the website for specific information about store closures on Thanksgiving.
“The support that we received last year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and CEO, CBL Properties in a news release. “It is based on this feedback from our retail partners, employees of CBL and retailers at our properties, as well as the customers in our markets that we made the decision to again close our centers on Thanksgiving Day.”