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• CBL & Associates Properties, which owns, holds interests in or manages 144 properties, including 89 regional malls/open-air centers, in 31 states, announced that its shopping centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, opening at 6 am on Black Friday, November 25.

While I've always understood that a lot of bricks-and-mortar stores were opening on Thanksgiving because they needed to compete with online retailers that never are closed, I have to say that I'm happy to see that there seems to be a minor trend in the opposite direction this year ... that a lot of retail employees are going to be able to spend their Thanksgiving at home, with their families. this strikes me as a good thing.
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