“It feels like a normal day” Local shop feels the impact of Black Friday in 2020

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The night before her Black Friday shift Peyton Reeves prepared for long lines and long hours, however working during Black Friday in 2020 to her feels like any other shift during the week.

“I got here today and said ‘oh wow, I guess people don’t feel like coming out this year,” she said.

Reeves is the assistant manager at Francesca’s Boutique in Perkins Rowe. The store expected Black Friday shoppers just like the past, but did not experience the same outcome.

She says Governor John Bel Edwards shift to bring the state back to Phase 2 had a lot to do with their decline in sales this Black Friday.

“We usually have a line out the door,” Reeves said. “We haven’t seen that much traffic.”

Ella Kieferle, one shopper at Perkins Rowe says she enjoyed shopping due to the low turnout.

“There is nobody here, you couldn’t miss the deal,” she said.

The Francesca’s store can hold a maximum capacity of 21 people due to limited capacity, Reeves says the store did not come close to having a wait out the door.


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