Value Retail News: March, 2007

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March 2007

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Mex Connects: Attracting Mexican shoppers
Upscale outlet centers draw Mexican shoppers, many of whom spend big bucks to buy their favorite brands.

Punta Norte gets going
Chelsea Property Group’s project near Mexico City is beginning to generate momentum.


News Up Front
Outlet centers in Lake Park, Ga., Burlington, N.C. and Commerce, Ga. come under new ownership, and plans are made to sell Gettysburg (Pa.) Village. Plus, VF Corp. is selling its global intimates business, including its Vanity Fair brand.

Marmi’s 2nd Store
Wolff Shoe Co. offers European-influenced women’s footwear and accessories at its Marmi Company Store.

Outlet Blessing
Rockvale Outlets and four broadcast stations in the Lancaster, Pa., market have become stars at playing Santa Claus for their hometown’s needy families.

Center News
Deep in the middle of the 2006 holiday shopping season, Gettysburg Village was aiming to attract one of the most-often overlooked customers - men. And a Tanger center in Barstow, Calif., intends to expand, while Six Flags Mall in Arlington, Texas, plans to convert the 1.2 million-sf regional mall to outlet use.

State of the Industry
A roundup of 2006 statistics shows the outlet industry is like a well-toned baby-boomer showing strength, balance and flexibility.

In the Neighborhood
Ontario, Calif. dedicates its 120-acre Piemonte development near Ontario Mills; a Chicago-area developer has acquired more than 18 acres in Hazelwood, Mo., near St. Louis Mills; the North Charleston Fire Museum was set to open early this year next to Tanger Outlet Center in North Charleston, S.C., and site work began in November in Tilton, N.H., near a Tanger center, on a four-story, 92-room Hampton Inn.