Monroe Prepares For Midnight Madness

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

MONROE, OH (FOX19) - The outlet stores are making a list and checking it twice to make way for thousands of determined doorbusters.

"They're gearing up, getting their stocks ready, so they can open, and we close tonight at 6:00 p.m., it gives us a little break and then tomorrow they'll be back to get their stores ready,"said Cincinnati Premium Outlets General Manager Robert Tackett.

Huge crowds are expected at Cincinnati Premium Outlets, and Tackett says they already have a plan in place to ensure a peaceful holiday shopping trip.

"We have an off-site parking just less than a half a mile from here, at the warehouse at the 75 corridor, it will hold about 2,000 cars, " Tackett said.

Shuttle buses will take both employees and shoppers from the parking lot to the mall.

The Monroe Police Department also plans to have more than 10 officers in the area to help with the traffic flow.

"We'll have officers at the interchange of 75, and 63, plus at every traffic intersection at 63 all the way into the mall," said Monroe Police Chief Greg Homer.

Homer says one lane of traffic going in and out of the mall will be difficult, but they'll make it work.

"We're going to keep the traffic flowing, we'll move it as best we can, but the problem is we just don't have enough lanes right," Homer said.

Officials also recommend using Warren Butler County Road to access the mall from the back.

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