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Westmoreland, Monroeville malls to close for Thanksgiving Day

Stephen Huba
| Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Holiday shoppers at Macy's are framed through a Christmas wreath at the Westmoreland Mall on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Holiday shoppers at Macy's are framed through a Christmas wreath at the Westmoreland Mall on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016.

The Thanksgiving shopping backlash continues apace.

Chattanooga-based CBL Properties, owner and manager of Westmoreland Mall and Monroeville Mall, announced that all its shopping centers will be closed on Thanksgiving and reopen at 6 a.m. Black Friday (Nov. 24).

“The support that we received last year when we made the decision was overwhelmingly positive,” said CBL President and CEO Stephen Lebovitz. “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 on Thanksgiving, but access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6 a.m. Black Friday, the company said.

The company is promoting the decision with the Twitter hashtag #MakeThanksgivingYours .

CBL's portfolio comprises 121 properties totaling 75.5 million square feet in 27 states.

Patrons should check WestmorelandMall.com for more specific information.

Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, shuba@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shuba_trib.

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