You won't find shoppers strolling through Joplin's Northpark Mall on Thanksgiving this year. Mall officials say it will close on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6:00 a.m. on black Friday, November 24th.
"The support that we received last year when we made this decision was overwhelmingly positive," said Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL Properties, owner and manager of Northpark Mall "It is based on this feedback from our retail partners, employees of CBL and retailers at our properties, as well as the customers in our markets that we made the decision to again close our centers on Thanksgiving Day."
Department stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and retailers with exterior mall entrances will have the option to open their stores on Thursday. However, access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6:00 a.m. on Friday