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Glen Cove Businesses Report Black Friday Turnout

Local shoppers hit downtown business district for Black Friday bargains.

"It's a running joke that you can't buy underwear in Glen Cove," said resident and co-owner of Downtown Cafe, Vinny Abbondondollo.

This belief did not stop shoppers from hitting the stores in downtown Glen Cove on Black Friday.

While quite a few shops stayed closed for the holiday weekend, including Decorative Hardware and , several Glen Cove businesses opened their doors in the hope to attract the Black Friday rush.

, , , and  reported a decent turnout throughout the day.

Neil Baser, manager of Safavieh, retailer of designer furniture and manufacturer and importer of fine rugs, said that there was a tremendous rush throughout the day and that the sales and flow of traffic were very positive.

The School Street store was opened for its normal business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offered 40 to 60 percent discounts on items store-wide.

—a business nestled within the seventy thousand squaref00t building—also offered 50 to 70 percent off on all fur coats.

The day's best sellers included rugs and upholstered furniture along with dining room sets.

Brian Mercadante, co-owner of  , reported a successful Black Friday.

"This was a better year for business than last year," Mercadante said.

Accent on the Home also conducted business during normal hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offered everyday great values on items throughout the store, including a 50 percent off deal for the store's best selling Lenox Sentiment Collection; the sale runs through the entire weekend.

In the North Shore Triangle Center on School Street, Annie Sez shoppers were satisfied with bargains. Groups of women strolled in and out of the store in search of deals on designer clothing.

Cathy, Mary and Lisa, three Glen Cove sisters who declined to give their full names, walked out of the store together with bags full of merchandise: "We did good," they said.

Annie Sez opened its doors earlier than normal at 8 a.m. and remained busy throughout the day, said store manager Meghan Darragh, who was on duty all day.

Handbags, coats, sportswear and sweaters were the top selling items of the day, said Darragh

Neighboring store Staples also had door buster deals starting at 6 a.m. Because the office supplies retailer is a corporation, mangers were not permitted to disclose much information, but staff members all reported being very busy throughout the day. 

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