East, West Towne malls will close on Thanksgiving Day

Following a trend in the retail industry, East Towne and West Towne malls in Madison will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

CBL & Associates Properties, which owns both malls, announced the closings, adding that the malls will reopen the next morning for Black Friday at 6:00 a.m., although some stores may open earlier.

The Mall of America in Minnesota announced last week that it would close on Thanksgiving.

Locally, Hilldale Shopping Center will also be closed for the day.