Manhattan Shoppers Brave Crowds For Black Friday Deals

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Shoppers filled the Manhattan Town Center mall on Black Friday, their purchases in tow.

Twelve stores opened at 4 AM and at 6 AM, the rest of the mall opened to a steady stream of customers looking to take advantage of door buster deals.

Some shoppers were on a mission to hit as many stores as they could.

"It was fabulous. We’ve had a lot of fun today. This round two. We shopped till about midnight and then we got back up at 5 o’clock this morning and then we hit the streets. We’ve had some great deals. We’re going to head to Topeka now. We’ve shopped in all of the Manhattan stores," said Gail Urban.

Others just wanted to see for themselves what all of the Black Friday hype was about.

"I’m just killing time. I’ve never really gone out on Black Friday before so I just thought I’d see what it was like, how crazy it is. It’s nuts. I’m glad I do most of my shopping online," said Drew Mielke

Meanwhile, the Manhattan Target store opened at 9 PM on Thursday night to thousands of shoppers.

A line of 2,500 people wrapped around the entire building, reaching Famous Dave's restaurant, and customers just kept coming Friday.

"There were long lines and it was packed, people everywhere in aisles left and right so it was crazy. It was fun but it was really crazy," another shopper told WIBW.

For the Black Friday shoppers we spoke to, it was worth braving the crowds to get a leg up on their holiday shopping.
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