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'See You Black Friday': Mall of America to Close on Thanksgiving

Some big box stores have recently opened their doors on the national holiday



    Mall Of America Takes Thanksgiving Off

    For the first time in four years Mall of America, the nation's largest shopping center, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. (Published Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016)

    The nation's largest shopping mall has officially taken a stand against Thanksgiving Day shopping, as Mall of America announced Wednesday it will be closed for the holiday. 

    The mall tweeted Wednesday morning that it will be closed for Thanksgiving, saying it is "pleased to give this day back to our 15,000 employees and their families."

    "See you Black Friday," the mall wrote. 

    Last year, stores like Target and Wal-Mart announces they would open their doors for the November national holiday.

    Meanwhile, companies like Nordstrom have remained closed. 

    “We've been talking about this for months, looking at the numbers, looking at the pros and the cons,” Jill Renslow, the mall's senior vice president of marketing and business development, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “We're excited to give this day back to our employees so they can celebrate with their families.”

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