CoolSprings Galleria will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – CoolSprings Galleria announced Wednesday it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

The mall will open to shoppers on Black Friday at 6 a.m.

“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 CEO Stephen Lebovitz.

He continued, “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, movie theaters and other retailers with exterior mall entrances will have the option to open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, but access to mall common areas will be restricted.