GLENDALE -- Bayshore Town Center officials have announced the mall will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving -- Thursday, November 24th.
Bayshore Town Center will reopen on Black Friday at 8:00 a.m.
On Facebook, Bayshore Town Center officials said the mall would remain closed "in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. Our retailers may choose to stay open, including our many restaurants and iPic movie theater, which have become a tradition for many family's celebrations."
Brookfield Square Mall in Brookfield is also closing on Thanksgiving.
Department stores, movie theaters, and retailers with exterior mall entrances at Brookfield Square will have the option to open their stores on Thanksgiving.
However, access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday.
Brookfield Square and Bayshore Town Center are among several retailers that have announced they'll remain closed on Thanksgiving.
According to bestblackfriday.com, while the common reason for these closures is "so employees can spend more time with friends and family," many stores also want to "bring Black Friday back," since it has really lost some of its luster in recent years.
Here is a growing list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:
While Mall of America will be closed, according to BestBlackFriday.com, individual stores have the option to be open. This actually means certain mall employees may have to work for security and maintenance reasons, which kind of defeats the purpose of the mall being closed if a lot of stores open.
Ace Hardware and True Value are independently owned, so each owner decides the Thanksgiving hours.
BestBlackFriday.com pointed out that "Thanksgiving Blue Laws" for Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine prevent stores in those states from being open on Thanksgiving, regardless of what the national chain is doing.
BestBlackFriday.com will be updating its list of stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day as the holiday approaches.
CLICK HERE to keep tabs on the list.