Tucson shopping centers Park Place and Tucson Mall will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, the biggest shopping day of the year. Holiday sales in the U.S. are expected to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. Additionally, early birds and those walking off a big meal are welcome to visit the many stores that will be open by 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Here is a partial list of stores opening Thanksgiving night, as of press time:
Park Place: Old Navy, Wetzel’s Pretzels (both opening at 7 p.m.); Macy’s; Sears; Abercrombie & Fitch; Abercrombie; Aeropostale; American Eagle Outfitters; Buckle; Charlotte Russe; Children’s Place; Claire’s; Gap; Ghost Armour; Hollister; Icing; New York & Co.; Ulta; Victoria’s Secret; Windsor
Tucson Mall: Forever 21; JC Penney; Macy’s; Sears; Ben Bridge Jewelers; Best Buy Mobile; Buckle; Champs Sports; Charlotte Russe; Crocs; DownEast Basics; Gap; Gap Kids/Baby; H&M; Headliners Barbershop; Hot Topic; Journey’s; Old Navy; Papaya; Payless ShoeSource; Piercing Pagoda; Shasa; Sheikh Shoes; Spencer’s Gifts; Street Corner News; Tilly’s; Tucson Toys; Underground Station; Victoria’s Secret; Zumiez. Food: Burger King; Cinnabon; Gloria Jean’s; Mimi’s Café; Paradise Aguas Frescas; Pretzelmaker; Taco Bell; Wetzel’s Pretzels
When: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 8 p.m.; Black Friday, Nov. 29, 6 a.m.
Where: Park Place, 5870 E. Broadway, 747-7575; Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road, 293-7330.
Quote: “Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday set the tone for the entire holiday season,” says Brighid Brown, marketing manager for Park Place and Tucson Mall. “Black Friday is always big, but many families seem to enjoy shopping on Thanksgiving itself as well. Several of our retailers are offering great discounts, so we invite shoppers to join this fun bargain hunt.”