holiday shopping

7:40 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Crossroads Mall to be open for first time on Thanksgiving

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Mall opened last year at midnight on Friday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Crossroads mall will be open for the first time on Thanksgiving Day. The area's largest regional shopping mall will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open overnight to get a jump on Black Friday shopping. It will remain open until 9 p.m. Friday.
3:06 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Kalamazoo area retailers hope for increase over last year's sales

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Businesses look for customers to continue bounce-back seen last year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Area retailers are dreaming of a 5-percent Christmas. That is ... a holiday shopping season that is at least 5 percent ahead of last year. "I think people are more optimistic right now," said Chris Lampen-Crowell, owner of the Gazelle Sports stores in Kalamazoo, Holland and Grand Rapids.