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Workers at Deptford Mall Start Petition to Keep Mall Closed on Thanksgiving Night

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    Workers at the Deptford Mall have started a petition to stay closed on Thanksgiving night so they can spend time with their families. (Published Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015)

    Thanksgiving has traditionally been known as a holiday to spend time with your loved ones. But a recent trend has seen people scarfing some turkey early and then heading to the mall to score some shopping deals.

    However, the staff at the Deptford Mall in South Jersey wants to buck that movement.

    The Deptford Mall is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving night and stay open until midnight.

    A letter posted on Change.org titled "Do Not Open Deptford Mall On Thanksgiving Day" is intended for Jim Mackey, the mall’s senior property manager.

    A portion of the letter reads "it is taking people away from a holiday that is based around spending time with friends & family."

    The letter states that this is the "first year Deptford Mall has decided to open at such an early time."

    NBC10 reached out to representatives with the Deptford Mall, but did not immediately hear back.