Value Retail News: June, 2009

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The Promenade at Camarillo
Chelsea opens its 220,000-sf expansion at Camarillo (Calif.) Premium Outlets, proving that a 14-year-old center can still have room to grow.


News Up Front
Jones Apparel Group stays loyal to outlets despite planned cuts; Pigeon Forge consider an events venue at the Belz Outlets center; outlets are proposed for downtown Cleveland.

Development Briefs
Legends at Sparks and Cincinnati Premium Outlets plan their grand openings; Horizon cashes in on tax protests; Craig Realty takes on a lifestyle retenanting; Prime adds 25 tenants to its roster as the developer petitions Congress for an official designation; Gran Plaza makes progress in Calexico; Chelsea adds 32 tenants to its portfolio and buys 170 acres in New Hampshire for Merrimack Premium Outlets.


Steven B. Tanger
Steven B. Tanger, CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, is elected to the ICSC Board of Trustees, becoming one of a handful of outlet executives to be selected for this prestigious position.

Kids Supercenter
Once seen only in Southwestern border towns, Kids Supercenter now tenants 16 outlet centers in 10 states, filled with brands made by its parent company, including Kenneth Cole, Hurley, Timberland, Ocean Pacific, Skechers, XOXO, Coogi, Dereon and Rocawear.

Gaming at Arundel Mills
It's looking more and more like a sure bet that within the next 18 months Arundel Mills will team up with Cordish Company to offer mall guests 4,750 slot machines in addition to shopping, eating and movie-watching.

Mobile marketing
Baltimore-based Prime Retail is offering customers the opportunity to "Ring up the Savings" with its mobile marketing initiative - basically ads and coupons on cell phones - as a new part of its overall promo strategy.