Midland Park Mall Prepares for Tax Free Weekend Traffic

By: Haley Burks
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Friday kicks off tax free weekend and shoppers are already planning out their shopping list. The Midland Park Mall is preparing for Black Friday like traffic.

"We are extending the hours. The mall is going to be staying open till 10:00 pm. We have also ramped up security and housekeeping," Kevin Church, Director of Marketing for Midland Park Mall, said.

Some retailers hope sales this weekend help boost sales for the rest of the year.

"We are really doing good on sales staying steady. We really hope this just keeps rolling over to the holiday season. Sales have been great here compared to other parts of the country," Church said.

Shoppers say with a slower economy, tax free weekend gives them more incentive to shop. This year the tax break also extends to school supplies.