Valley retail stores prep, excited for "Black Thursday," shoppers not so enthused
Eric Fink reports from the Nampa Target. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
In only hours, for the first time in store history, Target opens on "Black Thursday."
Shoppers at the Nampa location will start racing through the aisles, looking for bargains at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
To stay competitive, assistant manager, Eric Schreibeis, says his company decided a "Black Friday" opening was just too late.
"A month before "Black Friday," we had lists up for team members who could volunteer to work Thanksgiving," Schreibeis said. "And, believe it or not, who were very excited to be here to help service our guests"
But, some people refuse to spend Thursday night roaming through aisles in search of gifts.
"I like the idea of Thursday as spending time with the family," shopper Sam Perez said.
"Everything should be closed on Thanksgiving," "Black Friday" regular Krista Burnett said. "Stores should definitely be closed. Leave it for family time. "On "Black Friday" everyone can go to town on the shopping."
Target expects crowds for 26-hours straight, opening at 9p.m. Thanksgiving and closing its doors at 11 p.m. Friday night.
Sears and Toys"R"Us will also open on Thanksgiving night.