Let's hope this is a trend! Acadiana Mall will not open Thanksgiving night. I recently reported the Largest mall in the US, the Mall of America announced it will not open for business on Thanksgiving. KLFY reports, officials with CBL & Associates have announced the Acadiana Mall will not open its doors on turkey day. CEO Stephen Lebovitz said, “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." He added the majority of the company's more than 70 properties will follow suit. The mall will open for "Black Friday" shopping at 6am. Let's hope other major retailers follow suit.