SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) -Black Friday is only a few days away, which means it's time to start making a game plan for the holiday.
Black Friday deals and doorbusters start on Thanksgiving. The Mall at University Town Center will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and close at midnight. On Friday, it will open back up at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. However, some stores in the UTC shopping area may open up before 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
Lauren Clark, who is the Marketing Director for UTC, said the mall still has big crowds on this shopping holiday, “We still have a great Black Friday crowd here. It just tends to be more in the afternoon. We get really pretty busy around 11 o’clock. So if you are trying to avoid those crowds 8 a.m. is a really great time to come here, it’s not that early. But if you’re going to want to be in the hustle and bustle and the fun of the crowds 11 a.m. is kind of that time to come.”