ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some small, local stores are joining the trend of major retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day.
The Shoe Box in the Albany Mall will open Thursday at 6 p.m.
The owners said it's the second year in a row they'll open ahead of Black Friday.
They're using social media to attract bargain hunters.
"We would love to open at 8 a.m. Friday morning. We'd love to sleep in and spend all the time with our family and friends on Thanksgiving and take advantage of the holiday. But with the department stores opening up at six, we feel the need to be here alongside them," Jason Mulford, Manager.
The Shoe Box location on Dawson Road won't be open on Thanksgiving.
It will open at 8 Friday morning.