Pre-Black Friday shopping begins at Pecanland Mall

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Holiday shopping was well underway Thursday night at Pecanland mall.

Holiday shopping was well underway Thursday night at Pecanland mall.

The new general manager, Kersten Puechner, was very excited as the doors opened at 6 p.m.

“We’re having a lot of high energy here as you can see the doors couldn’t be opened soon enough for some of our guests,” said Kersten Puechner.

Shoppers and workers alike took part in the thrill as they traded in their dinners for shopping bags.

“We’re already packed already. People were standing outside waiting to get into the store,” said Dustin Ramsey, a Bath and Body Works employee.

According to Puechner, many people traveled statewide and across state lines to catch the deals at Pecanland Mall.

“Arkansas, Shreveport, Alexandria and even some people from Texas,” Puechner said.

The Logan and Butler family make it an annual tradition to hit the retail stores after spending time together on Thanksgiving.

“Every single year we’ve done it for the last ten years, so yes this is like a Butler ritual for us,” said the Logan and Butler family.

The Pecanland Mall will open Friday at 6 a.m.