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"It makes a huge difference, for their April bills.The Bloomington Minn. megamall also is going a step further this year by offering holiday pay on Black Friday to the 1200 workers it directly employs The gesture is another tool in the mall’s arsenal to improve employee retention in a tight labor market"We’re building on this tradition for Mall of America employees by declaring Black Friday the seventh holiday of the year" said Jill Renslow the mall’s senior vice president of marketing "It’s really important for us to reward our team members . Black Friday is a huge retail holiday It’s the biggest day of the year for us"When the mall closed on Thanksgiving last year it became a prominent example of a small-but-growing movement pushing back on stores opening on the holiday itself to get a jump start on Black Friday sales CBL Properties which owns and manages more than 75 shopping centers around the US including Burnsville Center also closed its malls on the holiday last year and will stick with that plan this year CEO Stephen Lebovitz said CBL had already made the decision to stay closed last year when the Mall of America went public with its announcement"We just hadn’t communicated it at that point" he said "So when they announced it we felt like it affirmed our decision"Meanwhile outdoor retailer REI is further bucking the trend by repeating its move last year to stay closed on Black Friday itselfMall of America executives hope more retailers will stay closed on Thanksgiving this year Renslow said the mall received an overwhelming amount of support for its decision not only from employees but from shoppersBy placing a bigger emphasis on the actual Black Friday boosted by various giveaways it had that day she said the mall ended up having its biggest Black Friday in years and didn’t feel it lost out on any sales"We heard from many retailers it was the strongest Black Friday they had ever seen" she saidDave Brennan professor emeritus of marketing at the University of St Thomas said retailers have learned that opening on the holiday doesn’t lead to more overall sales"It’s just going to spread it out over another day" he said He thinks some other retailers might follow Mall of America’s lead this year especially since the Black Friday weekend has become an increasingly big online sales event and as more early sales have diluted the importance of itAmazon already began offering what it’s calling "Black Friday" daily deals on Wednesday Walmart said it will start rolling back the prices of thousands of items starting this weekend through the holidays And Target will launch its weekend holiday deals starting Nov 11Despite the early sales throughout November retailers have argued they still need to be open on Thanksgiving if their competitors are or risk losing sales They also note that shoppers have showed up in big numbers to hit up doorbuster sales after finishing their Thanksgiving mealsKohls said Wednesday it will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving an hour earlier than last year Most other big-box stores such as Target Best Buy and Walmart haven’t announced their Thanksgiving hoursMost Twin Cities malls plan to open on Thanksgiving as they have in previous years though most give individual stores the option Rosedale Southdale and Ridgedale centers all plan to stay open from 6 pm on Thanksgiving until midnight or 1 amLebovitz said he hasn’t seen a lot of retailers changing their Thanksgiving plans so far this year Most of the ones that were closed last year are planning to be closed this year and those that were open are planning to stay openBut he said staying closed on Thanksgiving has proved to be the best decision for his company It doesn’t cost a lot of extra money for the mall to stay open on Thanksgiving he said Rather it was that employees value having that day off to spend with their families"From a values point of view we feel it’s definitely the right thing" he said "And from a business point of view we didn’t see any negative from not being open on Thanksgiving In fact we see it as a positive"As the Mall of America experienced last year CBL malls saw more traffic on Black Friday than in previous years when they had been open on Thanksgiving he saidTo help make Black Friday feel even more special this year Burnsville Center will have a DJ playing music in the mall and giving away hourly prizesAs was the case last year Mall of America and Burnsville Center will still give some stores such as those with external entrances the option to open on ThanksgivingStory by Kavita Kumar / Star Tribune (Minneapolis)"I think it is a very responsible way to resolve the matter" he said Tuesday Dec 13 after the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced it is working on a revised policy following Minneapolis Star Tribune stories revealing family and friends of authority officials received free access to a pair of luxury boxesSome state and University of Minnesota officials also were given free tickets to the suites and have repaid the state Officials who obtained free tickets for family and friends are in the process of repaying the authority saysWhile insisting they only were following long-standing policy — and that of other sports facilities around the country — authority leaders drew up a new policy banning the practice The authorities’ board will vote on the policy FridayThe authority has released the names of state officials family and friends who were admitted to the suites However they said they will continue to keep private the names of potential US Bank Stadium clients they invite to the suites"The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is entrusted by the public to ensure that its investment in US Bank Stadium is well-maintained and meets the intended purposes for building and operating a world-class multi-use facility" authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and Executive Director Ted Mondale said in a prepared statement "One of those purposes is attracting sports and entertainment events like the Super Bowl NCAA Men’s Final Four and the X Games to the region Suites are a critical tool to persuade event organizers and site selectors to bring their conventions shows and sporting events to Minnesota"Mondale and Kelm-Helgen said their policy had been similar to those at facilities used by the Minnesota Twins baseball team Wild hockey team and Timberwolves and Lynx basketball teamsDayton said it is time to examine those policies as well "I think this warrants a look at the entire spectrum of what’s going on"State Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles says he is investigating the situationThe governor said he hopes that there also is a probe into whether state legislators reimburse corporations when they are invited to company suitesDayton said he bought six tickets with his own money when he attended a Vikings game against the Green Bay Packers this fall like when he attends Minnesota Lynx Women’s National Basketball Association games He said he purchased tickets in the student section at a University of Minnesota football game He was invited to the president’s suite to talk the governor said but it was not a good place to watch a game and returned to his seat"I would rather frankly hang out with the students" Dayton saidThe governor also said he accepted a ticket from Chief Justice Lori Gildea when they attended a University of Minnesota women’s hockey game together but knows of no law that would forbid that

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