The mall is a public accomodation. If you build a structure intended for public use then you are bound by certain well-established laws. You can't build a mall and ban, say, black people or jews from shopping there. You can do so in your own home, but not a mall, or office, or factory. That's the law, like it or not.
Oh and I agree with Rigs. We need some pictures of all the snow
I'm glad to see that there are a few fellow skeptics left out there that won't take everything they read at face value.
That being said, I suspect there's more to this story than is being reported.
First thing I thought of. Something doesn't seem quite right.