Black Friday in east AL, store openings and more

By: Dorothy Sherman

dsherman@wltz.com

LEE COUNTY, AL –  The black Friday fever came early for some in east Alabama.

Ahmad Salam arrived at the Best Buy in Tiger Town around 9 Thanksgiving morning with hopes to snag some sweet deals.

"T.V.s they’re giving today for $199," Salam said.

Best Buy wasn’t the only store that opened on Thanksgiving Day a few others opened up before Friday, but not all.

Academy Sports + Outdoors in Auburn opens at 5 A.M. central Friday.

On Wednesday, Academy Store Director Thomas Riley his crew started setting everything up for the big day.

"Trying to make sure everything is laid out throughout the store properly, we’re trying to count all of our items making sure everything is ready to go," Riley said.

They’re anticipating large crowds, and so are police.

Opelika authorities, like they do every year, are increasing safety measures in shopping areas.

And, with the crowds in mind, Opelika Police Captain Bobby Kilgore offered this advice.

"People will be congested.  They will be irritable.  Their nerves will be on edge.  So, just be patient and that will go a long way to ensure your safety," Capt. Kilgore said.

He also stressed that you should lock your car doors and keep items out of plain sight if you go shopping.

Here’s a list of some Tiger Town store openings (all central times):

Petco
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 7:00 a.m.

Old Navy
Thanksgiving – 4:00 p.m.
Black Friday – all day

Books-A-Million
Thanksgiving – 4:00 p.m.
Black Friday – 7:00 a.m.

Kinnucan’s
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 6:00 a.m.

T. J. Maxx
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 7:00 a.m.

Best Buy
Thanksgiving – 5:00 p.m.
Black Friday – 8:00 a.m.

Dress Barn
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 8:00 a.m.

Ross
Thanksgiving – 6:00 p.m.
Black Friday – 7:00 a.m.

Office Depot
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 6:00 a.m.

Ulta
Thanksgiving – 6:00 p.m.
Black Friday – 6:00 a.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Thanksgiving – 6:00 p.m.
Black Friday – 5:00 a.m.

Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 6:00 a.m.

Khol’s
Thanksgiving – 6:00 p.m.
Black Friday – all day

Hobby Lobby
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 8:00 a.m.

World Market
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 7:00 a.m.

Home Depot
Thanksgiving – closed

Black Friday – 6:00 a.m.

Lowe’s
Thanksgiving – closed
Black Friday – 6:00 a.m.

Gander Mountain
Thanksgiving – 8:00 a.m.
Black Friday – 5:00 a.m.

Target
Thanksgiving – 6:00 p.m.
Black Friday – all day

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