For Renee Forakis, her sister Debbie Hiebler and niece Tia Camalier, Black Friday shopping is mostly about the tradition at this point.
"We do it every year for I don't know how many years," Forakis said.
The three spent Thanksgiving evening together with their families in Dundalk before waking early Friday to shop.
After scoring a blender and Minecraft toys on sale at Target, they were on to Michael's and Five Below at Canton Crossing. And that was all before breakfast at Panera, just across Boston Street.
"It's nice because now we have all this close," Forakis said.
Decades ago they didn't have that sort of shopping option in the city....