The end of Thanksgiving feasts and pro football ushers in the Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa shopping season. Assuming nothing bad happens, knock on wood, Black Friday isn't serious, hard news, but it is a part of many of our lives. So we'll be bringing you stories, photos and videos from the shopping scene around the area all day.
You also can use the map above to check on the traffic around your store or mall of choice. The map centers on Town Center at Cobb to start, but you can change the location by using the address box at the bottom right of the map, by dragging around on the map, and by zooming in and out.
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