LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Park Plaza Mall is joining the growing support to close down on Thanksgiving Day. CBL & Associates Properties, the owners of Park Plaza Mall, are closing down a total of 89 malls.

However, department stores, movie theaters, and retailers with exterior entrances have the option to remain open on Thursday.

"We want to brink 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 of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

The mall will officially re-open at 6 a.m. on Friday, better known as "Black Friday".