Shoppers on Black Friday expect big bargains – and bigger crowds. At Glendale’s Shops at Atlas Park shoppers found sales minus the crowds.
Many of the Park’s stores opened their doors early – Jos. A. Bank opened at 5 a.m. – offering big savings.
“I came out because I figured some stores were having good sales and I knew the crowd wouldn’t be crazy,” said Ridgewood resident Lucinda Williams.
Coldwater Creek, Chico’s, Dresses & Denim, J. Jill, Jos. A. Bank, Maidenform and The Fair held Black Friday sales worth up to 50 percent off.
“I like to get my holiday shopping out of the way early,” said Margaret Paulsen of Middle Village. “There were just a couple of things I wanted to grab and I wanted to beat the mobs.”
The shopping center, which opened on Cooper Avenue in 2006, allowed shoppers to skip the long lines often associated with the biggest shopping day of the year.
“I never go shopping on Black Friday. It’s not worth the hassle,” said Glendale resident Tori Scott. “But there are no crowds [at Atlas Park], so it’s not a typical Black Friday experience.”