But cities, who don't want to give up sales tax revenue, and stores may not be quick to give up mall space.
Walmart, Target and Best Buy won't open on the holiday this year to jump-start the traditional extreme-shopping weekend.
Precautions will likely start at the door as customers return to nonessential retailers. Shopping will be a different experience.
Some events and businesses are trying to move away from typical portrayals of Santa.
A mall with a twist is celebrating a promising holiday shopping season.
More shopping centers are turning to non-retail tenants.
A call center is bringing new hope — and jobs — to a burdened mall.
A new study shows that adding experiential stores to malls doesn't seem to be increase customer foot traffic.
After years of watching department stores fall, a mall turns to the mixed-use concept.