Many of the nation's major mall operators and the big retailers that anchor them, such as Toys R Us, J.C. Penney, and Macy's, are sticking with what they want to be a new tradition, kicking off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day.
Others, including the Mall of America, the nation's largest
shopping mall, are closing for Thanksgiving this year after being open
for the past several years. Some retailers that are closing cite respect
for the holiday, but in truth the cost of being open may be more than
the return.. . . more