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Bel Air Black Friday Shopping, Big Stores to Local Boutiques

Between small businesses on Main Street and chain stores across town, it's easy to stay close to Bel Air for Black Friday shopping.

Black Friday is infamous for long lines and all-night stakeouts of major stores to score sales and big ticket items.

This year will likely be no different, as Bel Air's chain stores are offering deals and additional business hours to accommodate shoppers.

But for those hoping to avoid the crowds, there is another option. Several local shops, in addition to having Friday sales, will participate in Small Business Saturday.

"We want to be the alternative to [Black Friday crowds]," said Ken Rodriguez, co-owner of HeartBeat Fine Apparel and Accessories.

Check out Patch's roundup of nearby sales:

  • , 602 Boulton St.
    Hours: Midnight to 10 p.m. Friday
    Deals: The store offers a number of in-store deals, as well as strictly online offers.
  • , 580 Marketplace Drive, 
    Hours: Midnight to 11 p.m. Friday
    Deals: The store is offering pre-Black Friday deals as well as deals throughout the weekend.
  • , 660 Marketplace Drive
    Hours: 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day to 10 p.m. Friday.
    Deals: Check out the store's website for special offers.
  • , 5 Bel Air South Parkway
    Hours: Midnight Friday to midnight Saturday.
    Deals: The store is offering special online deals starting Thanksgiving Day.
  • , 19 N. Main St.
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
    Deals: The store will host a Christmas open house all weekend.
  • , 13 N. Main St.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
    Deals: The store will also be hosting an open house all weekend with food and a cozy atmosphere marking the sixth anniversary of business.
  • , 17 N. Main St.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
    Deals: Sale items will be at the back of the store.
  • , 4 N. Main St.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
    Deals: Toys and books will be available for buy one, get one 50 percent off. Regularly priced clothing will be buy three, get one free.
  • , 9 S. Main St.
    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and could remain open later.
    Deals: Everything but consignment items will be 15 percent off.
Brad Gerick November 23, 2011 at 04:05 PM
What other deals should everyone know about that aren't listed above?
Scott Walker November 24, 2011 at 04:18 PM
What about Small Business Saturday??? Visit www.DowntownBelAir.com/BeAPartOfIt to see the 15+ shops, boutiques, and restaurants in Downtown Bel Air that are offering special discounts on Saturday, 11/26!
Brad Gerick November 24, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Thanks, Scott. The $3 Guiness at Sean Bolan's and FREE cheesesteaks at MaGerk's are the best deals on there! Can't tell you where else I might go while I'm home—might tip off my gift ideas. Have a good Thanksgiving and good luck to your Ravens tonight.
CODA Records November 25, 2011 at 01:30 AM
http://www.facebook.com/BelAirPatch#!/pages/CODA-Records/123590380987603

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