How to save yourself a parking spot at the Ellenton Premium Outlets before arriving

Posted at 8:53 AM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 15:14:25-05

As we head into a very busy shopping season, we know that finding parking at the mall can be tough, especially one where you don't have to walk a long way. We are learning about an app called MyPark that may be able to make your life a little easier. 

It's available at the Ellenton Premium Outlets and other shopping malls across the state. 

Once you download the app, choose your location and the time of your arrival. A robot will hold your spot for you. When you arrive, the robot will back away and allow you to park. 

Luis Mayendia, CEO of MyPark App says, "even on Black Friday, for example, you have a reservation. The traffic coming into the mall might be dense...but at least you have the peace of mind that you have a parking spot waiting for you and you don't have to fight anyone over a parking spot."

The prime spot will cost you though. It's $3 for the first two hours and $3 for every additional hour. 

Right now, the only mall in our area with this service is the Ellenton Premium Outlets. 

But there are other locations across the state, you can find those by clicking here