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UPDATE: Stores Opening Thanksgiving Night May Have Trumped Black Friday

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Black Friday normally means lots of crowds, heavy traffic and maybe even some pushing and shoving. The start of the holiday shopping season began like it always does. A crush of shoppers lined up outside braving cold temperatures with the promise of big sales. When the doors opened, the rush was on for bargain hunters. Today in Cool Springs Galleria, where in years past we would normally find long Black Friday lines, there were none. Thick crowds in the walkway? Not exactly. The Thanksgiving sales rush left Black Friday feeling like...just Friday.

Is this better? Shoppers had mixed reaction to the new Black Friday. Before the day began, the National Retail Federation estimated that 97 million people would shop on Black Friday this year.

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