Black Friday deals without getting trampled

By: Adriana Avila, Staff Reporter

Black Friday, that special time of the year when arguments ring out like carols throughout mega store parking lots, when festive brawls for the year’s hottest items are in season, and loss of sleep for the year’s top deals is an acceptable trade-off.

People travel far from their homes for these kinds of deals when there are the same types of deals are around the corner. Nob Hill is a prime example of shopping locally where deals are easily found and the satisfaction of the prize is the same. Shopping locally can pay off big. Here are a few stores that prove commercial busi­nesses are not the only stores who partici­pate with the Black Friday holiday.

Birdsong Used Books

1708 Central Ave SE, 87106

Birdsong is holding a week long Black Friday sale that began on Nov. 19. All items in the store are 20 percent off.

The store will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more informa­tion visit birdsongused­

Frockstar Vintage Clothing Store

115 Harvard Dr. SE

Frockstar’s sale will begin on Black Friday and run through the holiday season. All clothing will be 30 percent off the marked prices. Items in the store range from $5-$35 regularly.

Frockstar will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information visit

Free Radicals

300 Yale Blvd SE

Free Radicals Black Friday sales will be a secret until Friday. The sales will also include a Crafter’s Fair. Local artists and crafters will be setting up shop to sell their wares.

Free Radicals will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Black Friday. This year is the first year since the ir opening that the store will be open on Black Friday. For more information visit

Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center

3904B Central Ave. SE

Self Serve is holding a Black Friday weekend sale of all the items in the store. The biggest sale will be buy one get one half off on all the sex toys. The store carries body treats, chocolate, books, sex toys, safer sex sup­plies, videos, and there are going to be things that will be priced for one dollar.

They will have regular busi­ness hours from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. They will also participate with Nob Hill Shop and Stroll.

For more information visit

The Zone

2222 Central Ave SE, 2505 San Mateo Blvd NE

337 Eubank Blvd NE

Black Friday at The Zone will include piercing sales and general items throughout the store like clothing and tobacco items, but not tobacco itself.

There will also be discount prices for tattoos –$200 for three hours of tattooing. The biggest Black Friday sale is a gift pack with a hand scale, some paper, a lighter, and hand pipes. The price varies from each of the gift packs from $20 and up.

The Zone will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information visit

Astro-Zombies Comic Shop

3100 Central Ave. SE

Astro-Zombies will offer buy three get one free for graphic novels, buy two get one free for T-shirts, toys and collectibles will be on sale too.

The day after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday and Astro-Zombies will also participate with sales on that day. They will be participating with the Nob Hill Shop and Stroll.

Astro-Zombies will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information visit astro­

Lovelight Boutique

147 Harvard Dr. SE

On Black Friday there will be a buy one get one free on everything in the store. There will be extended hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is also an on-going pre-Black Friday sale of buy two get one free.

The store is half thrift store, half original designs from owner Bill Fort. They have a variety of casual, business and evening wear. Prices range from $5-$45.

Lovelight Boutique will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information visit Lovelight Boutique on Facebook.

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