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Black Friday brings out smaller crowd locally


MADISON (WKOW) -- It appears Black Friday crowds are heading home earlier than usual.

As of 6:00 a.m. the parking lot at West Towne Mall was more empty that a non-Holiday Saturday, with some store employees saying this is the slowest Black Friday they can remember in 20 years.

Some shoppers are anticipating a second rush though.  They say those who began their holiday shopping on Thanksgiving were not willing to stay out all night, as retailers had hoped, but will venture back out later on.

Black Friday is still coined the busiest shopping day of the year.

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