What will ‘Black Friday’ look like in 2020?

Just like everything else in 2020, the biggest shopping day of the year will look different.
Black Friday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – No matter how you choose to shop this Black Friday, local malls are ready for you.

Both SouthPointe Pavilion and Gateway Mall are ready to welcome shoppers for the holiday season, although both can agree Black Friday shopping will look different this year.

The typical overnight shopping extravaganza will not happen, both malls will be closed on Thanksgiving day and open up Friday morning. Gateway is set to open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, while SouthPointe Pavilion will open their doors at 10 a.m. on the holiday.

One thing that is not changing this year? The sales and those deals are going to last a lot longer then just one weekend.

“We may not see as much traffic on Black Friday but we do think their ads and what they have shared with us, that it’s going to make the season pretty powerful throughout the entire season, not just one day or one weekend,” Chad Becwar, the General Manager of Gateway Mall said.

Both shopping centers will require masks, social distancing, and have hand sanitizer stations for customers.

For those that don’t feel comfortable shopping in-person, there is always online.

“I’d say shop online, all of our stores out here have online ordering and you can pick up as well,” Ryan Schreurs with SouthPointe Pavilions said.



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