Charlotte-Area Retail Stores Have Crowds, Long Lines For The First Weekend Of Reopening Phase One

North Carolina enters the first phase of reopening this weekend. Retail shops reopened Friday evening under strict safety guidelines. Lines were long at places, but people were willing to wait and shop safely, six feet apart. The 50 percent capacity rule caused some of the long lines, but it was not the only reason. Some people told WBTV that they wanted to get a Mother’s Day present while others said they were just happy to be able to shop even with the restrictions. One Charlotte business owner mentioned some of the big box stores reopening that were not deemed essential. She said those stores attract more people to the area, which means more people in her store. Read more at WBTV.