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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. is BRINGING HOLIDAY TRADITION BACK

CBL Media Contact:  Stacey Keating, Director of Public Relations, 423.490.8361,

Coastal Grand Mall Media Contact: Tori Dean, Marketing Director, 843.839.9110 x261,



Announces Decision to Close Centers on Thanksgiving Day

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (October 13, 2016) – CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., owner of Coastal Grand Mall, announced today that their portfolio of market dominant regional shopping centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and open at 6:00 am on Black Friday, November 25th.

“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 Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. “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 retailers with exterior mall entrances will have the option to open their stores on Thursday. However, access to mall common areas will be restricted until 6:00 am on Friday. Shoppers should check for more specific information.

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About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 144 properties, including 89 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 31 states and total 82.6 million square feet including 8.6 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at

About Coastal Grand Mall

Owned and managed by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, [NYSE:CBL], Coastal Grand Mall features more than 170 great specialty shops and is anchored by Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, Books-A-Million, Cinemark Theatres, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Old Navy and Sears. Coastal Grand Mall is conveniently located at the Highway 17 Bypass and US Highway 501. For more information, visit on-line at