By Maggie Cassidy
Valley News Staff Writer
West Lebanon — Box store spokespersons said consumers have demanded it. A workers’ rights advocate called it “a sad state of affairs.” And shoppers out on Route 12A Thursday said they’re grateful for the convenience — but maybe enough is enough.
Black Friday continued its slow take over of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when at least two of the Upper Valley shopping mecca’s box stores were open by 7 a.m., and another batch opened to long lines in the early evening.
Most kept their doors open overnight, with no plans to close them until tonight, meaning they were open for as many as 41 consecutive hours.
“My kids were asking me, ‘Mom, I thought that Black Friday was supposed to be on Friday?’, ” said Nicole Scrimgeour, of St. Johnsbury, on Thursday afternoon.
She was standing in a tent that she had set up outside Best Buy around 4 a.m. Continue reading