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Thousands line up outside Outlet Collection Winnipeg for grand opening

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Thousands line up outside Outlet Collection Winnipeg for grand opening – May 3, 2017

WINNIPEG — Thousands of shoppers walked through the doors of Winnipeg’s new outlet mall for the grand opening Wednesday morning.

Outlet Collection Winnipeg opened its doors to the public at 10 a.m.

At 8 a.m., more than 100 people were lined up outside the doors on the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway. That number reached to around 2,000 around 9:30 a.m.

READ MORE: Winnipeg outlet mall starting to take shape for grand opening

Some customers even stood in line as early as midnight (with sleeping bags) hoping to get the first glimpse of the outlet mall.

WATCH: People wait in line all night for grand opening

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Sneak peek of the Winnipeg outlet mall opening Wednesday – May 3, 2017

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The 400,000 square foot mall has room for 100 retailers, currently 92 spaces are full, including 15 restaurants and coffee shops who are moving in their products this week.

“We are extremely excited to finally open our doors today, it’s been many years in the making,” Pascal Rocher, marketing and tourism manager. said.

WATCH: Global’s SkyView1 shows the massive line up wrapping around the mall Wednesday morning as shoppers eagerly anticipated the grand opening

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Hundreds line up for opening of Winnipeg outlet mall – May 3, 2017

“We have 100 retailers in here, and 28 are new to market, some of the big ones are Saks OFF 5TH, DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Old Navy Outlet and other larger ones i think many people will be excited about.”

There are more than 2,300 parking spots, bike trails nearby and a bus stop just outside the west doors.

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