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Outletpalooza Woodbury Common has outdone itself. Last year, the Central Valley shopping center opened its doors at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day—giving shoppers just enough time to finish their last bites of stuffing before heading into the discount Celine fray. And this time around, they're skipping Thanksgiving dinner altogether by opening at 10am on Thursday, November 27th and going straight through until 10pm on Black Friday. That's 48 hours of uninterrupted holiday shopping, if you don't count thinking of that pumpkin pie, sitting on the dinner table—the one you are not currently eating—and quietly choking back tears, as an interruption.
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