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Clarksvillians turn out in droves for Black Friday deals


Clarksville, TN – In the traditional closing to the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of people left their homes on Thanksgiving evening to stand out in the cold waiting for the chance to participate in Black Friday. Retailers across the country offer some of the best deals of the year to shoppers eager to begin the Christmas purchases.

Shaquana Harmon was waiting at the entrance to Governor Square Mall with her sisters and cousins. They were hoping to find some deals on some new outfits from Victoria’s Secret and Old Navy. They arrived at the mall at around 8:00pm on Thanksgiving day for the midnight opening. “We were already out and about and had stopped at Walmart, and so we decided to come on over to the mall afterwards.” They were the 2nd group to arrive at the main entrance with the other arriving shortly before at around 7:30 PM.

Black Friday Shoppers at Governors Square Mall

Black Friday Shoppers at Governors Square Mall

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Clarksville’s Black Friday morning looked more like Ash-Gray Friday


While merchants regularly count on making forty percent of their yearly earning on the Friday after Thanksgiving. An early morning tour of local shopping venues showed that shoppers were not camping out in anything like the numbers of years past. With all the special advertisements for sales and discounts to be had, parking lots were distressingly empty. Here’s what we found at 2 a.m. this morning:

Our objective was the Governors Square complex, where one finds several of the largest retailers in our community: Target, Circuit City, JC Penny’s, Dillard’s, Old Navy, Sears, Toys ‘R Us, to name a few. Driving through the various parking lots, we found them — unlike last year — disappointingly bare of overnight campers. Target, Dilliard’s, and JC Penny were completely empty, and Toys ‘R Us and Sears had only one car each. «Read the rest of this article»


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