West Town, Knoxville Center Malls to open Thanksgiving night

Oct. 13, 2016: West Town Mall has announced its Thanksgiving hours, but a number of East Tennessee malls will be closed on the holiday.

West Town Mall and Knoxville Center Mall both plan to open up for shoppers on Thanksgiving.

A spokesperson confirmed to 10News that West Town Mall will open at 6 p.m. but it'll be up to each shop to decide whether they want to do the same.  

"Our retailers are not required to be open at this time, but the majority prefer to do so based on shopper interest," according to a statement from West Town Mall management.  

Knoxville Center Mall told 10News it would be open from 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day to 1 a.m. 

RELATED: Foothills Mall, College Square to close on Thanksgiving Day

Black Friday shopping has long been a holiday tradition, but recently that trend expanded into Thursday leading many retailers last year to open for business on the holiday. 

This year, some are bucking the trend. 

The country's largest mall - Mall of America in Minnesota - announced last week that it will be closed on Thanksgiving. Foothills Mall in Maryville and College Square in Morristown also revealed plans to not be open for business on Thanksgiving Day. The shopping centers will open at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Other national retailers are opting to remain closed on Thanksgiving. 

Here's a list compiled by BestBlackFriday.com of other stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving:

  • A.C. Moore
  • American Girl
  • AT&T (Customer Service + Select Retail Locations)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (Select Locations)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Blain's Farm & Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cabela's
  • Christmas Tree Shops (Select Locations)
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard's
  • Gamestop
  • Guitar Center
  • Harbor Freight
  • HHGregg
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • Lowe's
  • Mall of America (Subject to Individual Store Changes)
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Max / Office Depot
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • REI
  • Sam's Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Tractor Supply

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