Vancouver Mall will close on Thanksgiving

The mall's owner said this move will allow families to spend the holiday together

The Vancouver Mall will close on Thanksgiving. October 19, 2016, (Vancouver Mall's FB page)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Vancouver Mall will be closed on Thanksgiving, the company that owns the property announced.

Centennial Real Estate made the announcement on Tuesday, saying this move will allow families to spend the holiday together and rekindle the magic of Black Friday as the official start of the holiday shopping season.

Steven Levin, CEO of Centennial Real Estate released the following statement on closing for Thanksgiving:

“Not only does this allow for families to be together on Thanksgiving, but it brings back the excitement that has historically surrounded the busiest shopping day of the year. This decision is an example of our commitment to the communities we serve, and to offer shopping experiences centered on what uniquely matters to them. Family and tradition matter to our customers, and we want to support those values by encouraging our shoppers, employees and communities to celebrate a traditional holiday. Thanksgiving is for sharing. Black Friday is for shopping.”

The company also owns malls in six other states that will also be closed on Thanksgiving.