Janesville Mall to close on Thanksgiving Day


"The support that we received previous year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive", CBL Properties president Stephen Lebovitz said.

Companywide, CBL owns 78 enclosed, outlet and open-air retail centers and manages an additional 14 retail center properties for third parties.

CBL Properties, which owns and operates Hamilton Place and Northgate malls, announced Wednesday that the shopping centers will be closed Thanksgiving Day. They said they are continuing the tradition of closing on Thanksgiving Day.

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But anchor stores, theaters, restaurants and retailers with entrances on the outside of the mall will have the option of being open on Thursday.

When Sears stayed open on Thanksgiving in 2010, other retailers followed suit, CNBC reported.

The mall will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24 for those wanting to participate in Black Friday shopping. However, access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6:00 a.m. on Friday.