Black Friday shoppers: On your marks, get set, go!

Navajo Times staff report

WINDOW ROCK, Nov. 27, 2013

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Shoppers swamp a Macy's department store at the start of Christmas shopping season.

Black Friday, the after-Thanksgiving event that marks the start of the Christmas shopping season, gets off to a rocket-like start this year, with businesses on the Navajo Nation and surrounding areas opening earlier than ever.

Here is a list of area shopping malls and local businesses and their addresses and the times they're scheduled to be open:

Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise
Window Rock, Ariz.: 928-871-4090
Cameron, Ariz.: 928-679-2244
Chinle, Ariz.: 928-328-8116
Kayenta, Ariz.: 928-328-8120
Shiprock, N.M.: 505-488-0101
All stores open at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Inc.
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque, N.M.
The Shumakolowa Gift Shop hosts a clearance sale on some of their items that will be marked off at 25 percent. The store opens at 9 a.m., Friday.

Hopi Cultural Center
P.O. Box 67
Second Mesa, Ariz.
The visitor center will be closed until Dec 4, but the hotel (which is open 24 hours a day) and restaurant will be open 7 a.m., Nov 29.

Best Buy stores, nationwide
Open on 6 p.m. Thursday through 10 p.m. Friday.

Walmart stores, nationwide
Begins at 6 p.m., Nov 28 through Friday.

Radio Shack, nationwide
Open Friday at 8 a.m.

Animas Valley Mall
4601 East Main Street
Farmington, New Mexico
(505) 326-5465
Opens at midnight, Friday, but select stores begin at 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day.

Rio West Mall
1300 West I-40 Frontage Road
Gallup, N.M.
Select stores open at various hours but JC Penny's Store, nationwide, opens at 8 p.m., Thanksgiving Day through Friday. Bealls opens doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Radio Shack opens at 6 a.m Friday.

Cottonwood Mall
10,000 Coors Blvd.
Albuquerque, N.M.
Opens at midnight, Friday

Coronado Mall
6600 Menual Blvd NE #1
Albuquerque, N.M.
Opens at midnight, Friday

ABQ Uptown
2200 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, N.M.
Opens at 8 a.m., Friday

Flagstaff Mall
4650 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, Ariz.
Opens at midnight, Friday

Paradise Valley Mall
4568 E. Cactus Rd
Phoenix, Arizona
Opens at midnight, Friday

Metro Center Mall
9617 N. Metro Parkway West
Phoenix, Ariz.
Opens at 8 am, Friday

Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Ariz.
(602) 955-8400
Opens at 8 am, Friday

Arizona Mills
5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle
Tempe, Ariz.
Opens at midnight, Friday

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback
Scottsdale, Ariz.
(480) 941-2140
Open at midnight, Friday

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