The Mall of America announced today it will be closed on Thanksgiving this year.
Mall officials have notified employees and tenants that the mall will not be open on November 24th.
In a statement MOA Senior Vice President of Marketing Jill Renslow says “In years past we’ve all rallied together to answer the call for 24/7 shopper access that the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend brings. However, it also meant that team members may not have been able to share the day with family and friends. That is why this year we have made the decision to close on Thanksgiving Day so that team members can put that energy where it matters most, into making memories with the people they care about most.”
Some Mall of America tenants, restaurants and attractions may choose to be open on Thanksgiving Day. For those who do open, Mall of America will have security and other key personnel on duty on Thanksgiving Day to ensure smooth operations.
Mall of America will continue to host Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning, a community event the Mall has hosted for eight years that helps provide more than 1 million meals to Twin Cities residents in need.
The mall will officially re-open on Black Friday at 5 am.