Livermore Premium Outlets seeing stronger sales with increase in shoppers

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A spokesman for the Livermore Premium Outlets says they're seeing more shoppers this year, possibly a sign the economy is improving.

Add thick fog to big herds of shoppers and you've the potential for traffic trouble, especially around shopping malls.

Livermore police want drivers to be particularly careful, advising to watch for drivers to watch for the extra traffic and for pedestrians.

Some congestion is expected on I-580 approaching the Livermore Premium Outlets. So if you're heading that way, plan ahead.

Drivers can exit at El Charro Road or Isabel Avenue to get there. Livermore police have out extra patrols to keep traffic flowing. Parking is limited this year because of construction.

There's valet parking and signs pointing drivers to different lots. Also a free shuttle is transporting shoppers to and from the Dublin Pleasanton BART station.

Some people saw delays Thursday night, when the mall first opened.

"We could see on the freeway all the cars lined up on by 7:30 trying to get in already," said shopper Brittany Farr.

Most shops here at the Livermore Premium Outlets opened Thursday at 6 p.m.

There were still lines outside some stores Friday morning. The deals range from 40,50 to even 60 percent off.

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