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Arbor Place Mall sees midnight Black Friday shopping marathon
by Bill Baldowski
November 29, 2013 10:41 AM | 4947 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shoppers are a blur at Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville on Black Friday.
Shoppers are a blur at Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville on Black Friday.
Arbor Place General Manager Bill Ball said this morning if the current trend of sales throughout this year continues, the mall may be looking at its best ever Christmas shopping seasons.

His prediction was further supported with regard to Black Friday, the official opening of the Christmas shopping season.

“Although we had some of our mall stores open as early as 8 p.m. last night but, by midnight when the entire mall officially opened, our parking area was 93 to 94 percent full,” Ball said.

With the early opening of the mall at midnight and the crowds that turned out then, Ball said mall traffic this morning had been impacted somewhat.

“At 10 a.m. this morning, our parking area was 70 percent full,” he said.

Ball expected the shopping crowds to increase throughout Black Friday as the mall is open until 10 p.m. today.

“We expect to have good shopping crowds throughout the weekend,” he added, as the mall will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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