Black Friday may continue for Wrentham Outlets


Uploaded by WPRI on 17.10.2012

Transcript:
MAY HAVE TO WAIT
LONGER TO PICK UP GIFTS
AT THE WRENTHAM
OUTLETS THIS YEAR.
A DISPUTE OVER
SECURITY --- COULD KEEP
IT FROM OPENING EARLY
THE MORNING-- AFTER
THANKSGIVING.
EYEWITNESS NEWS
REPORTER KATHRYN
SOTNIK WAS AT A MEETING
TONIGHT,
WHERE OFFICIALS
DISCUSSED THE ISSUE.
SHE JOINS US LIVE FROM
THE MOBILE NEWSROOM
WITH WHAT SHE'S
LEARNED -- NEW AT
ELEVEN.
(KS)
AFTER A VERY LONG
PLANNING BOARD
MEETING, WHETHER OR
NOT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO
SHOP AT THE WRENTHAM
OUTLETS FOR MIDNIGHT
MADNESS IS STILL UP IN
THE AIR.
AND MANY STORES DON'T
KNOW IF THEY SHOULD
HIRE EMPLOYEES TO DEAL
WITH THE CROWDS.
["It's a tradition for
many...coming to
the Wrentham outlets at the
stroke of
midnight for midnight madness
shopping.
But after Wednesday's town
meeting--that may not be
happening.
"this is about trying to prevent
crime
and trying to investigate
crime."
Wrentham police want ten
security
cameras placed at the outlets...
But the town is in disagreement
with
the outlet owner-Simon
corporation
over who will maintain, operate,
and
monitor the cameras.
"you say were trying to
stonewall,
who's trying to stonewall?"
"there's reasons why we've been
very resistant to cameras at
this mall
or any other mall."
Many store employees and
managers also came out. They're
afraid this stalemate will hurt
their
holiday hiring planning and
their
bottom line.
"every dollar counts, every hour
counts, If we don't have those
hours
at the beginning it could cost
us
thousands of dollars." "]
(KS)
(KS)
AND THE POLICE GO ON
TO SAY THEY'RE IN FAVOR
OF MIDNIGHT MADNESS.
THEY SAY IT'S A WELL RUN
EVENT, BUT SAY SOLVING
RECENT CRIMES,
INCLUDING A GUESS
STORE ROBBERY WHERE
EMPLOYEES WERE TIED
UP, HAS BEEN HINDERED
BY NOT HAVING CAMERAS.
LIVE WITH THE MOBILE
NEWSROOM, KATHRYN
SOTNIK, EYEWITNESS
NEWS.