Valley View Mall to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day

ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Valley View Mall will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.

Rather, the mall will not open until 6 a.m. on Black Friday.

"We want to bring back the excitement of Black Friday shopping as the true start of the holiday shopping season and allow our employees, retailers, and shoppers to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their families," said Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. "After evaluating feedback from our mall employees, retail partners, and input from our shoppers we determined that this was the best decision for our properties."

Department stores 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 am on Friday.

On Tuesday, hhgregg announced it would remain closed on Thanksgiving as well.

A.C. Moore, Barnes & Noble, Cabela's, Costco, Lowe's, Staples and T.J. Maxx are just some of the other major retailers who will not be open on Thanksgiving, according toBFAds.net.