|Wanda Sharp shown here in her downtown showroom,|
says she'll be open at 11:30 A.M. Thanksgiving Day.
"Personally I don't like the idea," she told CHANNEL 1 NEWS, "I've always waited until Black Friday, but that won't cut it this year. I've had over a hundred inquiries from folks around the area asking if I'd be open on the holiday. Maybe they're using my swords to carve the turkey!" she added with a grin.
The store will open at 11:30 A.M. Sharp plans to go all out with a door-buster and offer a free Samurai sword to the first twenty people through the door. Kids will be welcome too and each one with or without an adult will receive an 8" chocolate dagger. Sharp will also preview her new line of medieval clothing, starting at 2 P.M. "If people are looking to dress like they did back in the Dark Ages, they'll want to be here for this." Sharp was quoted as saying.
Many Bridgeport businesses have been waiting to see if their competition will be open before deciding whether to open on the holiday or not. Many are wanting to move Thanksgiving to Wednesday so as they can stay home and celebrate with family. "I'm all for that!" said Sharp.
CHANNEL 1 NEWS office will be closed that day, but Dave Taylor will be on duty as usual.