CONWAY STORE OVERFLOWS THANKSGIVING

by Christian Mower on December 2, 2013

THE LIGHTS WERE ON IN STORES IN NORTH CONWAY UP AND DOWN THE ROUTE 16 STRIP WELL BEFORE SUNRISE ON BLACK FRIDAY, AND PARKING LOTS WERE FILLING UP WITH PRE-DAWN SHOPPERS.

BUT THE INITIAL WAVE OF SHOPPERS FRIDAY MORNING DID NOT APPEAR TO BE AS HEAVY AS IN PAST YEARS, POSSIBLY BECAUSE SOME STORES, REFLECTING A NATIONAL TREND, OPENED FOR BUSINESS ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT.

CONWAY POLICE LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS HIS OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE WAL MART STORE ON NORTH SOUTH ROAD JUST AFTER 6 P.M. THURSDAY AFTER GETTING A CALL THE STORE WAS AT ITS CAPACITY FOR SHOPPERS AND NO ONE ELSE WAS BEING LET IN.

PERLEY CREDITS THE STORE MANAGEMENT WITH KEEPING THINGS UNDER CONTROL. HE SAYS OFFICERS STAYED AT THE STORE FOR SOME TIME TO ENSURE EVERYTHING REMAINED ORDERLY AND SHOPPERS GOT EQUAL ACCESS.

STORES IN SETTLERS’ GREEN ALSO OPENED THANKSGIVING NIGHT AND PARKING LOTS AT THE MALL WERE FULL LATE FRIDAY MORNING AS SHOPPERS WALKED AROUND.