According to the Associated Press, the Mall of America has announced that for the first time since they opened in 2012, they will be closed on Thanksgiving day so employees can spend time with family.


The nation's largest mall, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, houses over 520 stores, a Nickelodeon themed amusement park, and a movie theatre— all of which will be closed for Turkey Day. This is a bold move in stark contrast with most other malls that seem to be opening earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving.