>Metro will open at 4am on "Black Friday"

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According to Jim Graham at the WMATA board meeting last Thursday, the District of Columbia has agreed to pay to run Metro’s services one hour early, starting at 4am, on Friday, November 28th.  The effort is intended to help customers get to the new Columbia Heights DC USA development.  At the meeting, Mr. Graham stated that the extra cost will be about $27,000.  The Friday after Thanksgiving, dubbed "Black Friday", is frequently a busy shopping day, and many stores have early "door-buster" specials.

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Here’s the list of major shopping destinations at DC USA, and when they open on 11/28:

Best Buy – Opens at 5am

Target – Opens at 6am

Staples – Opens at 6am

Radio Shack – Opens at 6am

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2 Responses to >Metro will open at 4am on "Black Friday"

  1. Anonymous says:

    >So, is your point that Metro opens at 4am but most retailers don’t open until 6am? Or do you think it’s reasonable given that crazy people line up well in advance of store openings on Black Friday?I am not accustomed to your providing information without judgment…

  2. Michael says:

    >Sorry about that. I guess I want to see how many people actually ride between 4am and 5am before I judge whether that was $27,000 well spent, or a waste of money. My bet is a waste of money.

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