There is one advantage to the endless yammering about the presidential election. It's diverted a certain cable news network from doing its annual "War on Christmas" rants. Yes, this is a Christmas tree. It marks the arrival of Christmas.
I arrived at 9:40 AM. I knew I was early, Intended to walk around the mall a bit before the stores opened, possibly looking at the Steamtown trains from the food court bridge. I was greeted with questions and a warning that the garage doesn't open to shoppers until 9:45 AM. It was five minutes!
Keep annoying paying customers, and they'll find someplace else to shop. A struggling shopping center should be making things easy for you.