Tri-Cities Black Friday Bucks National Trend

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And no, it wasn’t solely because of me!  Although I WAS out there at 6 am, in the line at Kohls which snaked as far throughout the store as last year’s line (which I was also in for about two hours).

I also went to Target and to the mall for a tiny bit.  For breakfast, my shopping companion had the BRILLIANT idea of going to the restaurant inside the Red Lion on Columbia Center Blvd – aka Cavanaugh’s (Cavanuagh’s Landing Restaurant).  GREAT food, excellent service and no wait to be seated.  Oh, and just a tip – when the guy at IHOP says the wait is just 10-15 minutes, he’s lying.

Anyway, it looked to the semi-trained eye (I worked in retail for over ten years, so I know a little about post-Thanksgiving crowds) as if just as many people were out as last year, or possibly more.  And, today’s newspaper confirmed it.

Store managers throughout the Tri-Cities reported large crowds and sales higher than last year in spite of the poor national economy.

Shop on, Tri-Cities!

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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  1. […] As I reported last month, the Tri-Cities seems to be somewhat immune to the national decrease in holiday expenditures.  Today, KEPR provided another story about the shopping habits of Tri-Citians. […]

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