Shop ‘til you drop: Black Friday brings in heavy crowds to Rosedale’s Northwest Promenade

Shoppers get a lot of their Christmas shopping done on Friday morning at Target.

Just one day after Thanksgiving, holiday shoppers lined up before dawn throughout stores in Rosedale’s Northwest Promenade to eagerly to scout out Black Friday deals.

It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Nov. 26 brought in scores of people to northwest Bakersfield, hoping to save hundreds of dollars in sales. Places like Home Depot and World Market waited until the early morning hours to open their doors, queuing up lines outside of their stores. Other locations like Target and Walmart remained open starting late Thanksgiving evening.

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For all the latest styles in women's wear, go see Bakary Sillah at Kilimanjaro Africa, inside Superior Grocers, 2100 White Lane.

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Bakary Sillah knows all too well what it is to be a small business owner struggling for attention during the holiday shopping season. His business, Kilimanjaro Africa, a women’s boutique specializing in imported clothing and accessories, is tucked inside the Superior Grocers market on White Lane.



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