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Citadel Outlets in Commerce opens early for Black Friday shopping




COMMERCE, California (KABC) – Citadel Outlets opened on Thanksgiving for Black Friday shopping, the first time since the start of the pandemic that they opened early for the holiday tradition.

“We hope we return to a certain normality, that we have a large audience, that people are happy to be back,” said sales manager David Blagg.

According to Blagg, sales did not open early for Black Friday shopping in 2020 – which usually happens on Thanksgiving night.

This year, they opened the gates to the property at 4 pm to let shoppers in, but the shops opened at 8 pm.

The queues were long while shoppers waited for the opportunity to buy items at discounted prices and thousands of people showed up at the mall.

In light of recent flashmob thefts that have been going on all over California, Blagg said they are taking a different approach with security this year.

“We have some new security measures in place,”[ads1]; Blagg said. “Let’s just say that within a minute to two minutes after an alarm was sounded, we need to close the centers as far as access in or out, we are very capable of doing that,” Blagg said.

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