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Nov 17, 2010 7:26 PM by Irina Cates (KPAX News)

Shopping outlook: Black Friday at Southgate Mall

MISSOULA - Southgate Mall management says just about every store in the mall will have great deals on Black Friday and some stores will open as early as 3 a.m.

The Missoula Macy's Department store closed about a year ago and the Southgate Mall general manager Tim Winger says this closure boosted the mall's sales.

"Any department store closing in a market is going to have a positive effect on not only a mall, but other retailers that are in the same categories."

And with Black Friday just over a week away, Winger says just about every store in the mall will have great deals.

Herberger's will open at 3 a.m. on Black Friday.

JC Penny and Sears will follow by opening their doors at 4 a.m.

Many of the other stores will wait until the entire mall opens at 7AM.

Winger says customers will also have several new stores to shop at this Black Friday, which were not there last year.

"Trail Head T9, the local store by Trail Head. Justice will be a store that people have never seen here during the holidays and it's a great store for young girls. And then we have a store called the On store that's going to open before Black Friday and I think it will be exciting for people to see what's in that store because there's a lot of buzz going on around about it."

Santa will also be flying in to the Southgate Mall this coming Friday at 6 p.m.

And this year you can follow him on Twitter and you can also find him on Facebook, where you can make wish lists.

Starting Friday, November 26th, the mall will begin its extended hours from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will also have extended hours on the weekends.

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