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Magnolia Park Holds Ladies Night Out Black Friday, Gears Up For Small Business Saturday

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Holiday in the Park event last Friday, November 22, the merchants of Magnolia Park put on their monthly Ladies Night Out event on Friday, November 29, and are ready for the big shopping Saturday of November 30. Shoppers looking for eclectic, stylish and/or creative gifts will find plenty to choose from in the Magnolia Park district.

lnoblackfridayFriday evening’s event boasts the usual huge variety of food trucks, live music and street performers. Bell Cottage is offering a number of specials all day on Friday on Vera Bradley, Chamilia beads, Harvey’s Seatbelt Handbags and $10 off a purchase of $100 or more.

Krampus, the Holiday devil, who was such a big hit at Dark Delicacies for Holiday in the Park, will be out in front of 8 Ball after 7 p.m. The Jug Or Nots will be performing outside of the Towns Burr Gallery Friday evening, too.

Kerry Krull’s famous white chocolate lattes will be available at Romancing the Bean to warm up shoppers Friday evening.

On Small Business Saturday, the Magnolia Park shops are continuing to offer specials and incentives. Simply Nature Day Spa, which relocated to Magnolia Park from Toluca Lake just six months ago, has two specials for Saturday: purchase a $100 gift certificate and receive a $10 bonus gift certificate and mention myburbank.com and receive 15% off of any Holiday gift item.

Photo Courtesy of Simply Nature Day Spa

A full service skin care center with a range of services available, Simply Nature also sells European gift items. (Photo Courtesy of Simply Nature Day Spa)

Bell Cottage is offering $10 off a $100 purchase again on Saturday. Additionally, the first 20 people will receive a small shop tote and the first 20 purchases of Poo Purri will receive a free tester.

Towns Burr Gallery is currently showcasing works by local contemporary artists and artisans. On Friday and Saturday, “we will pay the sales tax on all purchases,” according to Connie Towns Burr, artist and gallery owner.

Decorated for the Holidays, Bell Cottage provides a variety of colorful gifts and festive ideas. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)

Decorated for the Holidays, Bell Cottage provides a variety of colorful gifts and festive ideas. (Photo By Lisa Paredes)




Nothing Like A Quick Shower After Black Friday Shopping

Burbank Police along with Fire Department units responded to Olive Ave. and Lamer St on Friday afternoon to this two car accident with what appeared to be a fire hydrant struck, only to find the car ended up striking the fire supply pipes that supplies water to firefighters in case of a fire at the business.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The driver of one of the cars was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with trauma type injuries although not♦ non-life threatening. The cause is being investigated by Burbank Police Department’s Traffic Department.

Traffic on Olive was detoured for close to an hour while the investigation was being conducted and the water shut down.

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics treat the driver of one of the cars after he was removed, he was later transported to Providence Medical Center with non life threatening injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police interview one of the witnesses following this accident at Olive Ave. and Lamer St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Well Washed, following this accident at Olive Ave and Lamer St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Grey Thursday Turns into Full Blown Black Friday

Best Buy Security checks a wristband that was issued to the first hundred customers, to gain access to Burbank’s Best Buy, Burbank Police Officers were standing by to keep everyone claim, and make sure things didn’t get out of control. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police sent several units to the Empire Center on Thanksgiving night when The Target Store opened for Black Friday deals, those same officers then stood by the entrance to Best Buy as hundreds waited to get in.

The first hundred were issued a wristband, and were given access at midnight. Possibly a thousand more customers stretched all around the store to the back parking lots, some waiting days for the special holiday Black Friday deals.

Burbank Police standby for the clock to strike 12 as hundreds wait for Black Friday at Burbank’s Best Buy.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Hundreds of people wait for Best Buy Burbank to open at midnight for Black Friday deals. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

You Snooze, You Lose When it Comes to Black Friday Deals

Customers filled their carts for Black Friday deals. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Empire Center was buzzing at the strike of midnight as Black Friday officially began with well over 500 customers waiting in line to get into the Best Buy store, and another 500 to 700 people waiting to enter the Target Store.

The parking lots were filled to capacity.  Some of the customers had waited two or three days in tents and sleeping bags to be the first ones into Best Buy. Customers were seen walking out of Best Buy store with large flat screen TV’s, laptop computers, printers, stereo equipment, and just about anything else electronic.

Buying was the easy part - trying to fit it in your car was a different matter on Black Friday. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Some people bought more than their cars could hold, like the customer who bought two 42″ flat screen displays.  He was trying to figure out how to get then both into his Honda, along with the three passengers he came with.








People camp out at Burbank Best Buy on Wednesday evening prior to Thanksgiving. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)