Value Retail News: October, 2008

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October 2008

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ORCA Winners
For the third time in five years, Coach Factory Store wins the Best Overall Chain category of the Outlet Retail Chain Awards, presented at the 2008 VRN Fall Outlet Retail Convention in New Jersey in September.

Hall of Fame Winners
Developers of Outlet Centers & Retailers induct seven industry pioneers into DOC&R’s Hall of Fame: Harold (Bud) Smith Jr., Larry Phillips, Jim Murphy, Bill Wizner, Joe Shannon, Willard ‘Al’ Chafin and the late Charles E. Bloom, Jr.

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Convention Flashback
Value Retail News captures some of the highlights of the 2008 VRN Fall Outlet Retail Convention on film, in a photo essay of the meeting held in New Brunswick, N.J., in September.

Welcome to Pittsburgh
The parking lot filled up early on Aug. 29 as shoppers turned out for the grand opening of the new 75-store Tanger Outlet Center in Washington, Pa., near Pittsburgh. Tanger officials were stunned by the turnout, which Greensboro, N.C.-based Tanger Factory Outlet Centers said totaled more than 200,000 customers over the four-day Labor Day weekend and set records for the company.

Settlers’ Green Turns 20 years old
Settlers’ Green Outlet Village in North Conway, N.H., marks its 20th anniversary with a marketing and promotional plan that included cooperative tenant advertising, unique events, live concerts and parades. Opening in 1988 with just over 80,000 sf, the center has grown to more than 240,000 sf.


News Up Front
Lifetime Brands closes the rest of its Pfaltzgraff and Farberware chains; AWE Talisman and Sierra Advisors plan an outlet center in Rosemont, Ill.; Chelsea Property Group releases tenant names for its Tinton Falls, N.J., project to open in November, plus, the developer wins approval for Merrimack (N.H.) Premium Outlets; and Prime Retail closes on more than 64 acres, the future home of Prime Outlets – Grand Prairie, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth market.