WILX.com reports that Meridian Mall in Okemos has followed the lead of Minnesota's Mall of America and will shut its doors for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

In recent years, retail outlets have been pushing the Black Friday sales push a little further than traditional standards have accepted, causing some public chatter. The mall interior will be open for shopping on Black Friday at 6:00am.

However, retail outlets at the Meridian Mall with exterior lots accessible to parking will be allowed to open if they so choose.