The countdown clock is just about out of ticks and tocks. The new Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall in Gretna opens for business on Friday.
The mall got a running start on Thursday. A fashion show and private shopping event were on tap for Debut Eve.
And on Thursday afternoon, students and teachers from Boys Town got a chance to shop early. The students were even given a free backpack with a coupon book inside. Then they hit the stores.
Student Annie Polland said, “It's really exciting and we are very thankful. Boys Town is very thankful for opening it to us today. We got out of school at one o'clock, so we're really pumped up and these gifts that they've given us are nice."