Fargo (KFGO AM) West Acres Shopping Center will give the mall's more than 100 stores flexibility in opening times for Black Friday shopping. That includes allowing all stores to open Thanksgiving night, just like the mall's four anchor stores that plan opening at 8.
Mall Property Manager Chris Heaton says the decision was based on feedback from stores, traffic data from previous years and the early openings of Sears, Macy's, Herbergers and JC Penny.
Among other things, stores that do open Thursday night will be able to have a "soft closing" early Friday before re-opening for business.
A list of store opening hours will be available next week on West Acres web site.