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Best Local Minnesota Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2015

Big box stores are not the only place for Black Friday promotions and specials. Here are the five best retailers offering huge Black Friday savings as you shop locally. Read about other Minnesota shopping areas in a previous article Best Local Minnesota Businesses To Shop On Black Friday 2014.
Opitz Outlet
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Opitz Outlets
4320 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 922-2435

"This is the most exciting shopping day of the year at Opitz," says Tammy Anderson, Opitz vice president. Be the first in line for Black Friday for Opitz Outlets promotions such as free giveaways and gift cards. Win a raffle as you browse designer and upscale apparel, shoes and handbags. Find brands such as Michael Kors, Theory, Coach, Guess and BCBG, all at 70 percent off retail for great holiday savings. Learn more by going online to see Opitz weekly features or stay current by signing up for the Opitz Email Club online. Check out the new Minnetonka store on Highways 7 and 101.

Discount 70
4027 Central Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
(763) 781-8922

"We will highlight our items with longer quantity and we always feature Christmas items," says Discount 70 Sales Manager Sheree Roehl. "As you know, our merchandise is priced at up to 70 percent off the regular retail, and we further discount the prices beginning Black Friday through the entire weekend." Discount 70 has two showrooms in one store. One floor houses a huge inventory of furniture, electronics and seasonal items. The main floor displays new clothing, houseware and grocery items. Sale items are determined the week before Black Friday depending on the inventory available.

Brand Name Deals
8024 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
(763) 210-5833

For Black Friday, find savings including 20 percent off everything in the store, and even dollar candy bars for 25 cents. Brand Name Deals re-opened recently in Brooklyn Park's Park Square shopping center, offering a diverse mix of products from food to furniture to clothing at 30 to 70 percent off retail price. Regular shoppers enjoy shopping BND because the inventory changes daily. You can expect to find a shelf full of value-priced merchandise new in the box next to several one-of-a-kind items that are returns, lightly used or in slightly damaged packaging.

Related: Best Local Shops To Visit On Black Friday In Minnesota

Open Box TV
5801 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Try Open Box if you had been standing in line all night to buy a featured television at an unbelievably low price but others beat you to it. You may be able to get a similar TV at a similarly low price at Open Box. Every TV on the sales floor is different and distinct, some with a unique nick or ding. Not to worry. The prices are so low that you will be thrilled to take home one of the many high-quality, refurbished flat screen TVs. Many other TVs are flawless, having been purchased by an impulse buyer and later returned to the electronics store or the "big box" retailer where they purchased it.

Malmborg's Garden Center
2456 125th Avenue NE
Blaine, MN 55449
(763) 746-0580

Perhaps the best place to go this weekend for home décor, especially poinsettias, is Malmborg's. Buy one poinsettia and get the second one free of same value, or purchase a $25 gift card and get a free poinsettia, all limited to one free poinsettia per customer. Other specials include $3 off wreaths, $5 off Christmas trees and 30 percent off all merchandise in the store. Black Friday extends all weekend at Malmborg's, where you will find everything that grows and the professional gardening advice that goes with it. Check out the other store in Rogers on County Road 81.

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Robin Johnson was born in Annandale, Minn. and graduated from Richfield High School and then the University of Minnesota where he studied Political Science, Business and Industrial Relations. A writer for, he also consults with a variety of organizations and individuals helping them develop and grow. His work can be found at
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