Save your quarters; parking will be free in Old Town Alexandria on Black Friday. (Dayna Smith/For The Washington Post)

At the request of local business owners, Alexandria’s acting city manager Bruce Johnson waived collection of fees from parking meters and city parking lots for the day. Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is a huge shopping day, and merchants hope that the sales get them “in the black,” or profits, for the year on that day.

The waiver, as announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, only applies to Old Town, not other areas of Alexandria.