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Shoppers hit the stores in search of a Black Friday bargain

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An employee tries to attract customers in the Westfarms Mall. An employee tries to attract customers in the Westfarms Mall.
Shoppers wait in line at the Starbucks in the Westfarms Mall. Shoppers wait in line at the Starbucks in the Westfarms Mall.
Shoppers hit the stores in Westfarms Mall. Shoppers hit the stores in Westfarms Mall.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Shoppers were out in force early Friday morning, hoping to scoop up Black Friday deals.

Crowds of shoppers lined up outside stores and braved the cold temperatures throughout the state as they search for the bargains.

At Clinton Crossing, shoppers were parking in the nearby commuter parking lot, Morgan School and the town library after the parking lot filled up.

But the short walk wasn't stopping them from seeking out deals.

Westfarms Mall opened up for the first time at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night and remained open all night long. More than 80 stores opened their doors to shoppers whose cars packed the mall parking lot.

The longest line in the mall was the line for the Starbucks, with many shoppers saying the caffeine was a must to make it the rest of the morning.

Many stores elected to open their doors Thanksgiving night in hopes of luring in shoppers earlier. Others, including Nordstrom and Lowe's, refused to open on Thursday, saying employees should spend the day with their families.

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