Headed uptown for Halloween? Be prepared to wait in line

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – With more than 20,000 people expected in uptown Saturday, traffic patterns are more likely to be a trick than a treat.

Officers from across the east will patrol a perimeter around uptown Greenville with several roads blocked off.


While bars and police are gearing up for Halloween weekend, others in the community are making sure underage kids are making the right decisions.

Police are preparing for thousands of people to hit the bars.

Pitt County ABC chief Randy Andrews says if you’re going to go out, do it early. If not, be prepared to wait in line as bouncers check IDs. He says bouncers will pay attention to every little detail.

“You must look at the physical description and you have to look at the height and the ears, nose and the eyes. You have to look at all of that information,” explained Randy Andrews, Pitt County ABC chief.

Andrews says if a person is wearing face paint and can’t be identified, they won’t be let in.

Bouncers will keep a close eye on how many people are in the bars.

Greenville Fire and Rescue says they’ll be checking up on the establishments to make sure they haven’t hit full capacity. If they do, they could get fined.

“We go in and we do check the clickers as well as go in and count the people in there,” explained Chief Eric Griffin.

Bar managers say they will stop serving alcohol at normal time of 2 a.m., and everyone needs to be out by 2:30.

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