Sunday, December 23, 2012
Your guide to stores open late on Christmas Eve.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Did you forget to buy a bauble for Aunt Barbara? Leave Cousin Larry off the gift list? Neglect to be nice to your neighbor? Never fear, Patch is here with your guide to which stores are open nearby to grab that last-minute gift. Malls Westfield Montgomery - Christmas Eve: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Christmas Day: closed Westfield Wheaton - Christmas Eve: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Christmas Day: closed Mall at Prince George’s - Christmas Eve: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Christmas Day: closed Mall in Columbia - Christmas Eve: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Christmas Day: closed Lakeforest Mall - Christmas Eve: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Christmas Day: closed Best Buy Christmas Eve: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Christmas Day: closed Kohl’s Most stores are open on Christmas Eve: 6:…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Heroes & Helpers program will help children from Veirs Mill Elementary School.
Montgomery County police officers will pair up with students from Veirs Mill Elementary School to shop for holiday gifts for the children's families at the Wheaton Target on Saturday. The Heroes & Helpers program "helps to foster strong community relationships," according to a statement by the Montgomery County Police Department. The gifts will be purchased with gift cards donated by Target through the Heroes & Helpers program. What other holiday giving initiatives are going on in Wheaton this season? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Extra staff, extra security and even some refreshments are all part of getting ready for a busy shopping day.
With retailers vying for your holiday dollars, stores and malls are pulling out all the stops to lure you into their establishments for Black Friday. So what can you expect from local businesses and malls, if you decide to brave the crowds on one of the busiest shopping days of the year? The Mall at Prince George’s marketing director Victoria Clark, who has overseen six previous Black Friday sales at the mall, expects that this year will be different from previous years because stores are opening earlier than ever. “With the early opening of Target (on Thanksgiving night), I expect we’ll be busy at midnight, but we’re ready.” Clark mentioned that for the rest of the mall’s stores, full security and customer service teams will be on hand at…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
All the information you need on where to find the best Black Friday deals at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Kohl's, Sears and hhgregg this year.
Looking for the best Black Friday sales? Here's information on when all the big box stores open and what their Black Friday sales will be. Best Buy opens Friday at 12 a.m. Details: The store will hand out tickets for doorbusters starting at 10 p.m. Click here for sales. Walmart opens on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Details: The store has a one-hour in-stock guarantee on the Apple iPad 2 16 GB, Emerson 32" LCD 720p TV and LG Blu-ray player. Click here to see your local store's sales. Target opens on Thanksgiving at 9 p.m. Details: Get a sneak peek of sale items and find out what the store's doorbusters will be by signing up for alerts. Click here to see your local store's sales. Sears opens on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Details: Doors open at…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Find out when Target and other stores at the Wheaton mall will open for the biggest shopping day of the year.
Target in Westfield Wheaton is opening at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. This is the earliest that the nationwide chain has ever opened its stores for Black Friday shopping. Around the country, some Target employees and their family members are protesting the "Thanksgiving Creep" and have started petitions online, asking the store to return to a Friday morning opening time. The rest of the mall stores in Westfield Wheaton will be opening at midnight. This is the second year that Westfield has scheduled a midnight opening. In 2010, mall stores opened at 5 a.m. Tell us: What time will you be starting your Black Friday shopping? (Or are you staying home?) Will you be going to Target on Thanksgiving Day? What do you think about stores' decisions…