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Slack Friday offers local alternative to Black Friday shopping


Downtown Flagstaff is bucking the annual shopping trend of Black Friday with the fourth-annual Slack Friday.

The anti-Black Friday retail tradition encourages shoppers to skip the long lines at big-box retail stores and instead shop local.

Some stores are offering free beverages and treats in addition to steep discounts to lure customers in-store and off of Amazon.

The event is hosted by the Downtown Business Alliance. It serves as the kick-off of a number of holiday events downtown, including the holiday tree lighting on December 3.

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