Waikele outlets won't charge for parking on Black Friday after all

Waikele outlets won't charge for parking on Black Friday after all

WAIKELE (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Waikele Premium Outlets has nixed a plan to charge for parking on Black Friday.

The outlet mall had said it would charge shoppers $5 to park in the upper lot on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.

But the mall nixed that plan, apparently following complaints from customers and retailers.

"Waikele Premium Outlets will provide free parking in all lots this year, as well as an $8 valet option," the mall said, in a statement.

Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and Waikele had said the parking fees were aimed at making sure "our shoppers have as smooth a time as possible getting on and off the property."

The Waikele outlets open at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will remain open through 11 p.m. on Black Friday.

For a full list of Black Friday hours at Hawaii malls and stores, click here.

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