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Holiday shoppers wait till last minute

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Just starting or maybe you're finishing up, either way, the last minute shopping rush is in full swing.

In fact, stores like Toys R Us and Old Navy are staying open all night until Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.  Marketing Director for the Columbia Center, Kim Harvey, says a lot of people are taking advantage of the late night hours.

"Well you've got a lot of different people, you've got people who work night shifts and that is a better time for them. Really it's all about listening to your shoppers and your consumers and being there and being open during the times they need you to, so they can get their shopping completed," said Harvey.

She add that the mall is starting to see more men shoppers coming out as well.

"We are starting to see the men come out now because they wait till the last minute. Shopping is not their favorite thing to do, they'd rather be watching football maybe hunting or some fun things like that," said Harvey.

The Columbia Center Mall will stay open until 11 PM Thursday night and will close at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.