Preview: Charlotte Premium Outlets to open July 31

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CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Premium Outlets are set to open on July 31 on Steele Creek Road. The Outlets offered a sneak peek of their facility on Wednesday.

There will be five places to enter to property, each with a directory to guide guests to store locations. The 90 outlet stores are laid out in a race-track style, making a large circle.

The property will be separated by themed areas that are tied to North Carolina: Coastal, Sand Hills, Piedmont and the Foot Hills. Each area will have its own corresponding canopies, themes of color and design to help guests know where they are. The themes will also correspond with parking areas.

During Grand Opening weekend brochures will be given to each guest. Each brochure will also include store discounts for opening weekend. Prizes provided from retailers will be given out per hour from Thursday to Sunday, according to Holly Roberson, the Director of Marketing and Business Development. There will also be a month-long time period for guests to enter a shopping spree giveaway.

Seating areas will be near each restroom area. Three restroom areas will have nursing stations, which include rocking chairs and a DVD player. There will also be three family restrooms throughout the property.

The Charlotte Premium Outlets are nearly 400,000 square feet. The Gaffney Premium Outlets are nearly 300,000 square feet.

The food court area will feature a media lounge with four flat-screen televisions mounted to the walls. There will be five food court concepts, including Chinese and sushi concepts.

There will be guest information available in the food court for out-of-town guests, since the Charlotte Premium Outlets are in close proximity to the airport.

Bar seating in the food court and just over 400 additional seats create a large eating space for visitors -- both indoor and outside.

To visit the Charlotte Premium Outlets website and see a full list of stores click here.