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The Black Friday Place to Be

By: George Cupec

Thanksgiving dinner is coming to an end, and you don’t know what to do next. Mercer County, Pa invites you to shop for great deals starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Thanksgiving day.  We have the magic touch when it comes to Black Friday Shopping and, as always, Pennsylvania has no sales tax on most shoes and clothes.

Grove City Premium Outlets

The Grove City Premium Outlets should be on your “must do” list for shopping. With over 130 different stores, you can be sure to find the perfect deal for you and your family. Black Friday deals start on Thanksgiving at Grove City Premium Outlets8:00 pm and run throughout the weekend.  Grove City Premium Outlets have special hours for Black Friday where they will open at 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 22nd and be open continuously until 10:00 pm on Friday, November 23rd. They call this “Midnight Madness,” an annual tradition that began at the Grove City Premium Outlets in 2006. The deals continue throughout the weekend with the shops opening on Saturday 8am-10pm and Sunday 9am-8pm.

These deals are the perfect time to finish up all of your Christmas shopping. Grove City Premium Outlets bring you the top brands including Nike, Coach, The North Face, and Calvin Klein at discounted prices and the deals seem virtually endless.

Wendell August Forge

Nothing says I love you like a unique, handcrafted gift from WendellWendell August Forge August. Their flagship store is just minutes away from the outlets. WendellAugust make unique handcrafted, metal pieces of beauty. With each piece being uniquely different, they are the perfect holiday gift. Wendell August will be open on Black Friday from 9am-7pm and the deals continue until December 1st. Wendell August also has a shop at the Grove City Premium Outlets that opens at 12am on Black Friday then follows the same hours as other shops at the outlets.


Reyers Shoe Store, located in Sharon, Pa will also have a sale during this Reyers Shoe StoreBlack Friday weekend. Reyers has name brand shoes in all different styles and sizes at a discounted price. Some of the brands they carry are Sperry, UGG, Adidas, and Brooks. Reyers is the largest shoe store in the world, and they will feature big savings from November 19th to November 26th. They will have 20-75% off the entire store and 10% off all athletics.

Reyers will have special hours on Black Friday opening at 9am and closing at 8 pm. If you come in during these Friday hours you can be entered into a drawing for gift cards. Come to the shoe store that has been featured in Time Magazine, the USA Today Newspaper, and The David Letterman Show.


After you finish your Black Friday shopping, stay another day and explore the area. Go to Kraynak’s in Hermitage. With tons of Christmas candy and a holiday walkthrough display, the family is sure to love it.

Kraynak’s is a family-owned business located in Hermitage, Pa.  They are KKraynak'sopen daily 9am to 9pm and Sundays 10am to 5pm and closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. Every year starting on September 10th and going through December 31st, Kraynak’s has a fascinating, 300-foot Christmas display.  “Santa’s Christmas Land” is an indoor avenue of uniquely designed Christmas trees and light displays. In addition to an amazing display, children have the chance to meet Santa!  In addition to “Santa’s Christmas Land,” Kraynak’s has a large retail section where you can purchase candy, toys, decorations, and more. Kraynak’s is dedicated to bringing you fair prices for quality products and is sure to please the whole family.

Start a new tradition and visit Mercer County for the Holiday Season.

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