CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Premium Outlets will have its grand opening Thursday.
It will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. There will be music, giveaways and special discounts.
GUIDE: Channel 9 created a digital guide for shoppers, including a list of all stores at the outlets.
Officials with the outlets said they will have help from local law enforcement during opening weekend to keep traffic moving. To see alternate routes from Traffic Team 9, click here.
Channel 9 has covered the project since October 2012, when plans for the outlet center were announced. The proposal passed in February 2013.
Developers broke ground on the project on Sept. 20, 2013.
Reporter Stephanie Coueignoux will be at the Charlotte Premium Outlets on Thursday for the grand opening. Follow her on Twitter.
WSOC-TV will also be attending the grand opening and live-tweeting throughout the day. Follow the station by clicking here.
List of past coverage on outlets:
Oct. 17, 2012: New outlet center planned for southwest Charlotte
Nov. 8, 2012: Residents express interest for outlet mall in Charlotte
Nov. 28, 2012: Developers will work together to build 1 outlet
Feb. 25, 2013: Proposal on Tanger outlets in Charlotte passes
Sept. 20, 2013: Developers break ground on Charlotte outlet mall
July 24, 2014: Sneak peek inside Premium Outlets ahead of grand opening