Two East Tennessee malls will stay closed during Thanksgiving this year

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Two East Tennessee malls join the growing number of retailers that will close their doors on thanksgiving.

Over the last several years, Black Friday shopping has started on Thanksgiving.

Now a number of stores have said they will be closed on the holiday, some specifying they want their employees to spend time with their families.

Management of Foothills Mall in Maryville and College Square Mall in Morristown posted an open letter on their websites from CEO Stephen Lebovitz saying they would not be open on Thanksgiving so shoppers and workers could spend Thanksgiving with loved ones.

The malls will open on the day after Thanksgiving at 6 a.m.

Copyright WJHL. All rights reserved 2016. (WATE contributed to the development of this story) 

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