CBL Properties on Tuesday said that its regional shopping centers, including Hamilton Place and Northgate malls in Chattanooga, will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day for the fifth consecutive year.
"We are proud to continue our tradition of closing our centers on Thanksgiving," said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer, in a statement. "Given the challenges of 2020, it's more important to us than ever to ensure our employees and customers have the opportunity to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming customers back to our properties on Black Friday and throughout the rest of the holiday weekend."
Lebovitz said that as CBL prepares for the upcoming holiday season, the health and safety of its customers and employees remains a top priority.
"We will continue to take proper action to ensure that employees and visitors to CBL properties feel comfortable and safe," he said.
Department stores, restaurants, and retailers with exterior mall entrances will have the option to open on Thanksgiving Day, according to CBL. However, access to mall common areas will be restricted until the centers open on Friday.
Hours for the holiday season will be announced as plans are finalized, the company said.