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Travel trade honors Opry Mills

Opry Mills, just seven miles from Nashville and a short walk from the Grand Ole Opry, has been named the South’s top shopping destination by the readers of Groups Today Magazine. The publication is a trade journal for tour operators, travel agents and group leaders throughout the U.S. and Canada. Tenants in the 1.2 million-sf outlet megamall include Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach... more >>


"Our portfolio associated with value retail is a little over 34 percent of our business. In 2011 it generated $1.2 billion of our NOI. And it is growing." - David Simon, CEO of Simon Property GroupSee more details in the March 2013 VRN more >>

Palm Beach Outlets kicks off 2014 openings

The Valentine’s Day grand opening of Palm Beach Outlets marked the first of 11outlet-center openings in the U.S. and Canada planned throughout 2014. During the grand opening weekend of Palm Beach Outlets, 200,000 shoppers jammed the center’s parking lots and mobbed its 100-plus stores. The 500,000-sf project is in West Palm Beach, Fla., at Interstate 95 and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard.... more >>

By the Numbers

The world’s 35 largest outlet centers – those that are 500,000 sf or bigger – are mostly found in North America. Twenty-five of the world’s largest are in the U.S., and three are in Canada. Two large outlet centers are in China and two more are in Australia. The 35 centers total more than 23 million sf, or about one-fourth of the world’s total outlet GLA of 96 million sf. Chelsea... more >>

Horizon Group to develop Rentschler Field

Horizon Group Properties has entered into an agreement to develop a new outlet center in East Hartford, Conn. The site for the 350,000-sf Outlet Shoppes at Rentschler Field is just south of the University of Connecticut’s football stadium, adjacent to Pratt & Whitney and the United Technologies Research Center. Scheduled to open in summer 2016, the outlet center will draw from the 2.2... more >>

Outlet Agenda

Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention In September, the VRN Fall Outlet Leasing and Marketing Convention moves back to Secaucus, N.J., for an enhanced program that will include keynote speakers, marketing workshops and roundtables, one-and-a-half days of deal making, and the presentation of the ORCA and Hall of Fame awards. Qualified retailers get in free, and this meeting... more >>

London Designer Outlet greets Wembley shoppers

The launch of London Designer Outlet at Wembley Park in late 2013 completes Quintain Estates’ redevelopment of the first phase of the 8 million-sf stadium/hotel/entertainment complex in Great Britain. More than 10 million people live within a 60-minute drive of Wembley Park, which is accessible by two train stations, two tube stations and road links to several major motorways. Other... more >>

ONE Fashion Outlet opens in Slovakia

Slovakia’s first outlet center, One Fashion Outlet Voderady, opened in late 2013, drawing nearly 50,000 brand-obsessed shoppers during its first weekend. Nearly 5 million people live within a 90-minute drive of the center (coming from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary), but the center attracts most of its shoppers from the capital city of Bratislava, just 30 minutes... more >>

One Nation Paris opens near Versailles

History knows that Marie Antoinette lived a privileged life dedicated to luxury and fashion, so it’s fitting that a new neighbor of her former home in Versailles has the same haute-couture outlook. One Nation Paris, Catinvest’s €107 million retail project, opened in late 2013, just 15 minutes west of Versailles and less than an hour from Paris’ city center. The center opened more than... more >>

New to the ever-expanding outlet pipeline

In the last six months, more than 20 new-construction/phase 1 projects have been added to the outlet pipeline for 2015 or 2016. Included among those planned projects are: Ben Carter Enterprises’ 400,000-sf Outlets of Georgia@Augusta is set to open in fall 2015. It will be on 50 acres at Interstate 20 and Riverwatch Parkway (exit 200) next to Costco, Cabela’s and the multi-screen Georgia... more >>


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