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When do malls close in N.J.?

Christmas Eve 2020 is Thursday, Dec. 24, and although it’s the day before Christmas, many shoppers love to do last-minute holiday shopping.

a group of people standing in front of a store: Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m on Christmas Eve 2020.

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Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City is open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m on Christmas Eve 2020.

Here is everything you need to know about which malls are open and closed on Christmas Eve 2020 (12/24/2020).

Are N.J. malls open on Christmas Eve 2020? What are mall hours?

All malls in New Jersey will be open, along with most major shopping centers throughout the state if you need to get in some last-minute holiday shopping.

The following malls and shopping centers in New Jersey will be open:

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Cumberland Mall (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)”,”type”:”text

Deptford Mall (8 a.m.

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Morass At Malls and A Muddled Agenda

is attempting to flee their weakest malls with the latest announced closures of another 45 stores. The move is part of their three-year Polaris strategy to reinvigorate the company through multiple initiates, including culling about 125 locations by 2023. The plan was first announced in February 2020, which at the time was being called a “transition year…due to the trajectory of their business over the previous six months.” Then the pandemic hit.

Recently, I decided to get a feel for their progress by visited my neighboring Macy’s in suburban Minneapolis’s Ridgedale Mall, after a nine-month absence. Given the store’s complete 2014 renovation I did not expect it to be on the closure list,

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With only two indoor KC malls left, one is facing dual crises

The man working the shoe-shine kiosk napped with his head in his palms.

The number of seniors exercising seemed to eclipse the ranks of shoppers.

On a cold afternoon last week, Independence Center held the hallmark smells of Auntie Anne’s pretzels and Great American Cookies. But signs on the Hallmark store upstairs announced a going-out-of-business sale — promising more vacancy at one of the Kansas City area’s last surviving indoor malls.

The rise of online shopping has threatened traditional retailers across the country. And the pandemic has only exacerbated those challenges, with dozens of mall stores closing across the Kansas City area last year.

Independence Center certainly hasn’t been spared — just last week Macy’s announced it would shutter its two-story department store there.

But the mall is facing a second threat as city leaders look to clamp down on violence in and around the area.

Like other malls, Independence

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Developers Want Malls to Become Warehouses or Offices. It Is a Slog.

Many developers look at failing malls and envision modern office campuses, bustling warehouses or residential buildings. But some are finding that converting these shopping centers isn’t so easy.

Repurposing a mall is expensive. New owners typically need to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars on construction and labor, developers and brokers say.

Razing and redeveloping a space that spans dozens of football fields is filled with potential land mines. The new investor may own the mall but not the department stores or parcels in the parking lot, which means an owner needs their approval. Owners will also need to seek rezoning and entitlements permits that can take years, during which economic conditions can deteriorate.

Consequently, many recent conversion efforts have gone awry, forcing the owner to sell the property at a discount. In other cases, local government authorities have lost patience and bought the owners out.

Brookfield Property Partners

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Future of US shopping malls in jeopardy amid ongoing pandemic

NOVI, Mich. – No fewer than 20 nationally known retailers have recently filed for bankruptcy.

J. C. Penney, Nieman Marcus and Pier 1 Imports are just a few. Now the once vaunted shopping malls you often found these chains inside of are getting hit hard as well.

There are implications the tough financial crisis could have on shoppers across the country and in Metro Detroit.

Malls started right in Metro Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s. The Taubman company built many of them including Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.

But the industry is shifting, changing and owners are struggling to get customers in the door and more than that keep the doors open.

Related: What’s shopping in a pandemic like? Drive to your local mall

Fairlane Town Center once owned by mall company Starwood just handed the keys over to the bank.


“Its days as a super regional mall

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When Bangkok Shopping Malls Turn Into Protest Space
A pro-democracy protest in front of Samyan Mitrtown shopping mall in Bangkok on Oct. 26, 2020.

Shopping malls in Bangkok are more than just a place to shop. To the many mall rats, it’s a place to escape the heat, meet friends, dine, date, drink, watch films and more.

Of late, political protests took place inside the malls itself – the malls have become politicized.

The most high-profile recent example was the protest staged by Benja Apan, a key member of the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration at IconSiam luxury shopping mall on Jan 20. She staged a one-woman protest against the alleged monopolization of the Thai government’s COVID-19 vaccine monopoly. She held a placard with the message “Vaccine Monopoly is PR for the Royals”.

It became news chiefly because a security guard slapped the 21-year-old Benja on the face and ended up at a local police station

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