7:45 am Update
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Crowds are growing here at the St. Johns Town Center. Another 25 stores have opened since 6 a.m.
For the first time ever about 50 stores out of 150, opened at midnight. The parking lot is nearly full, but luckily the Town Center is offering a parking lot shuttle service, taking shoppers to and from their cars.
It's still very chilly out here, but the cold isn't stopping them. Most shoppers are bundled up with a warm cup of coffee in hand.
Still plenty of time to take advantage of all the black Friday deals as most of the stores here will be open until at least 9 tonight.
6:00 am Update
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lots of shoppers. Lots of great deals. For the first time ever about 50 stores out of 150, opened at midnight.
Starting at 6a.m. there will be a parking lot shuttle. They will pick people up at various locations and take them to their car.
Also, there will be little helpers walking around to help carry your bags if they notice you have a handful. Most of the stores here will be open until at least 9 p.m. tonight.