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Black Friday brings shoppers out to snag deals at outlet mall
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The Michael Kors outlet at North Georgia Premium Outlets stayed consistently busy during Black Friday Nov. 23. - photo by Jessica Taylor
Black Friday got underway at the North Georgia Premium Outlets last night at 6 p.m. and the large open air mall stayed open all night for eager shoppers to take advantage of door buster sales. “We’re seeing an increase in our traffic numbers so far. But it’s kind of interesting because…we closed in the middle of the night last year and we were kind of stretching it out this year so it will be interesting to see how that plays out throughout the day,” said Randall Jackson, Director of Marketing and Business Management for the outlet mall. Around 4 p.m. Nov. 22, shoppers began lining up at stores, two hours before the mall officially opened, hoping to be the first in line for holiday deals. Until 3 a.m. Friday morning, the outlet mall parking lot was at more than 100 percent capacity, with shoppers parking along the side of the road.