Most Western Pennsylvania malls plan to open at midnight
Most of Western Pennsylvania's biggest malls will open at 12 a.m. on Black Friday, four or more hours earlier than they did last year.
Greeting bargain hunters in Friday's first minute will be Ross Park Mall, South Hills Village, Westmoreland Mall, The Mall at Robinson, Century III Mall, Clearview Mall in Butler, the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Beaver Valley Mall, Washington Crown Center and Uniontown Mall. Monroeville Mall opens at 4 a.m., with some stores opening earlier.
Shoppers and retail tenants at the Robinson mall asked for two years for an earlier opening, said Shema Krinsky, marketing director, but anchor stores such as Macy's had to move first to make it feasible.
Krinsky expects two “shifts” of customers — an after-Thanksgiving-dinner group that stops at a big-box store then goes to the mall, and the traditional Black Friday shoppers who arrive at 4 or 5 a.m.
Century III is matching hours with its major stores such as Macy's and Dick's Sporting Goods.
“We noticed that shoppers who were out at midnight last year didn't stay around till 4 a.m. or 6 a.m. waiting for a store to open,” said Heidi Hoffman, marketing manager, adding the West Mifflin mall will offer free coffee, soft drinks and cookies.
The Tanger Outlet Center in South Strabane will open at 10 p.m. Thursday, and Grove City Premium Outlets at midnight on Black Friday, as they did last year.
Kim Leonard is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Police: Barracks ambush suspect sought mass murder
- Steelers’ Roethlisberger hurting after big hit
- Former Pirates pitcher Tekulve doing well after heart transplant
- New approach on offense has Pirates in playoff contention this season
- Pa. considers $300,000 plan to clean polluted site in Kennedy
- Pennsylvania fiscal officers say budget in dire situation
- Rock Airport & Business Park sold
- Classical music crisis: Author says schools today aren’t building audiences
- Reinstated Delmont officer claims he’s isn’t being allowed to go back on patrol
- Pitt football coach Chryst refutes analyst Wannstedt’s opinion
- Steelers’ Brown combats disruptive defensive ploys