CBL to close centers on Thanksgiving Day

BL Properties will close its centers on Thanksgiving Day as it did last year and then reopen at 6 a.m. on Nov. 24, which is Black Friday.

“The support that we received last year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive,” said Stephen Lebovitz, CBL’s chief executive, in a statement. “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.”

Department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and retailers with exterior mall entrances will have the option to open their stores on Thursday. However, access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6 a.m. on Friday. Patrons should check their local center’s website for more specific information, according to CBL.

 Chattanooga-based CBL operates Hamilton Place and Northgate malls in the city and other centers nationwide.