It's the day after Christmas, and retail stores in the Woodbridge area are getting an early start.
Shoppers expecting to scoop up post-holiday bargains are expected to throng both Woodbridge Center and Menlo Park Mall shopping centers this morning. Both malls have early hours to take care of bargain hunters and those who want to make returns for presents that weren't just right.
Hours today for Woodbridge Center are 8 am to 9:30 pm. Menlo Park Mall opens at 8 am and closes 10 pm. But stores inside both malls may have different hours.
Other area stores will be opening early this morning, and some are staying open late as well. Macy's in both Woodbridge Center and Menlo Park open at 7 am this morning. Target on Parsonage Road, across from Menlo Park Mall, has hours today from 7 am to 11 pm.
The winner for early openings, though, is Kohl's (with locations nearest to Woodbridge in South Plainfield, Linden, and East Brunswick.)
Kohl's opens at 5 am today, with stores staying open until 11 pm.
For more information at Woodbridge Center, call 732-636-4777; for Menlo Park Mall, call 732-549-1900.