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•  From USA Today:

"Simon Properties, one of the largest mall operators in the United States, has decided to close most of its properties on Thanksgiving Day for the fourth consecutive year.

"Simon, the owner of popular malls including Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Mall of Georgia, The Shops At Crystals, and more, announced its malls will remain closed on Thanksgiving.

"According to a press release by the company, all of the stores will reopen on Black Friday.

"The decision continues a trend that has seen not only malls but also major retailers including Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Kohl's, and Walmart which have pledged to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day."