Do you need another reason to shop locally on the day after Thanksgiving?
Well, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that two Atlanta malls – Lenox Square in Buckhead and the Mall of Georgia in Buford – rank among the top 10 nationally for the worst traffic on Black Friday. You might come home with a headache as well as Christmas presents.
If you do decide to stroll around Decatur tomorrow, you'll find early openings as well as some deals, as listed by The Decatur Minute:
- Boogaloos Boutique will offer 30 percent off full price merchandise from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 15 percent off after 1 p.m.
- opens at 9 a.m., with 10-30 percent off original artwork
- is sponsoring a 7 a.m. Black Friday run that’s free and open to runners and walkers of all abilities. The store will have extended hours and specials.
- opens at 10 a.m. with a large number of Record Store Day-sanctioned releases.
Many of Decatur’s businesses are participating in American Express’ event. Register your AMEX on Facebook and get a $25 statement credit when you shop or dine at a participating business. For a list of Decatur businesses search by zipcode here.
Avondale Estates is kicking off the Month of Merry holiday shopping promotion Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at .
The event features treats from participating businesses, chances to enter for door prizes and even a visit from Santa Claus.
The Month of Merry offers extended hours at shops and restaurants on Thursdays. Most businesses will stay open until 9 p.m. and some will offer discounts and refreshments.
Go to the Month of Merry website to see a list of participating businesses.