Give thanks, and then shop

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Most of the close parking spaces at the Albion Walmart were occupied, but there will some to be had at the far end of the parking lot at about 6:30 p.m. today.

The store was open for Thanksgiving and offered its doorbuster deals between 6 and 7 p.m., bargains that included 50-inch flatscreen TVs for $218.

Major retailers used to be closed on Thanksgiving but that has changed with many of the stores open today.

There were threats of boycotts from shoppers, but by the looks of the Albion Walmart several hundred people took the opportunity to jumpstart their shopping.

Peebles in Albion also is open today. The store advertised its holiday hours with this sign by Route 31 in Albion.