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.
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