Forever 21 wasn't able to get its huge new Mall of America store open for Black Friday, and the mall still hasn't told us what will fill the rest of the former Bloomingdale's space, but MOA is covering like a pro. The Southeast Court has been turned into a
Black Friday Lounge, furnished by IKEA. Stop by and catch your breath on what is sure to be an overwhelmingly busy day. All day, companies including Caribou Coffee and Peeps will be handing out samples. I'll be there too, at 10 a.m., giving away reusable tote bags and copies of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, along with information about my new mobile Mall of America shopping guide. It's all loaded up with the best Black Friday sales and gift ideas. Hope it makes your trip to the mall just a little bit easier to navigate.