By SHELBY MILLER
6 News Reporter
SEVIERVILLE (WATE) – The countdown is on, with less than a week before Black Friday madness.
With thousands of people piling into the outlet mall, places, like the Sevierville Tanger Outlet Center, say they already have a game plan in place.
“We’ve got it down to a science now. We’ve been doing it for over 20 years here in Sevierville, so we’re excited,” says Tanger Outlet Center General Manager Angela Harness.
The stores will be open on Thankgsiving Day, with two new stores added to the mix.
Popular jewelry shop, Pandora, and outdoor clothing store have joined the outlet stores. North Face had their Grand Opening Friday.
North Face Store Manager, Josh Cocanour, says they’ve received a lot of positive feedback from the community
“I think we always want to open up for everybody to have options,” says Cocanour. “I think everybody’s been really excited.”
North Face, like so many others, says they’ll be offering sales on Black Friday that can’t be beat. Last year some shoppers waited outside stores for a couple hours, just to make sure they get the hot deal of the day.
Tanger says crowds can be crazy, but they already have a plan in place.
“As people come in, they’ll be directed to different areas of the center,” said Harness.
If you’re heading to the mall next week, remember to pack your patience.
“Most people are in a really good mood and they want to shop and have a good time,” said Cocanour.
The Tanger Outlet Center opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving day. It closes at 2 a.m. Black Friday for four hours, reopening Black Friday day from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The mall also has special holiday hours going on through December:
- Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Sunday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.