Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

Thanksgiving break is swiftly approaching, and with it comes the official start of the holiday shopping season. With over 75 retail shops, the quaint streets of downtown West Chester are an attractive alternative to the chaos- ridden mall. Offering an extensive variety of retailers, West Chester is the prime destination for shoppers who are searching for one of a kind gifts.
For some, Black Friday has become a holiday in itself, but one that greatly contrasts to the relaxed Thursday of feasting and socializing. From early morning hours to seeking the best sales, the day is filled with stress. However, for those planning to spend their day shopping in downtown West Chester, one strain is resolved, as the borough will be offering free parking at all metered spots. Additionally, the Justice Center Garage, found at 230 West Market Street, will be free Friday through Sunday. A full map of parking options can be found at
Furthermore, following Black Friday, the town celebrates Small Business Saturday. Shop at the fine retailers of West Chester and support the wonderful shops that give the town its charm and appeal. Metered parking will continue to be free of charge until 5:00 p.m.
On Black Friday, all shops will be open and some will offer extended hours. Customers are sure to find an eclectic assortment of retailers offering unique gifts for all interests. For those who prefer shopping from the comfort of home, many of the shops sell products online. A full directory can be found at
Hilary Pyo is a third-year student majoring in English. She can be reached at

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