The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Celebrates Four-Day Grand Opening
By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor
The 370,000-square-foot Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta has finally opened its doors, bringing 99 top retailers to the local market.
Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on July 18, the center opened approximately 97 percent leased or committed, featuring some of the best-known brands and designer outlets, including Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Bose, Brooks Brothers, Calphalon, Columbia Sportswear, True Religion, Cole Haan, White House | Black Market, Guess, Fossil, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Under Armour, and Talbots.
Developers CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Horizon Group Properties extended the opening celebrations, the activities running July 18 through July 21. The weekend entertainment will conclude with a live concert Sunday afternoon by Watermark.
“The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta brings the best outlet retailers together in an ideal location,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and chief executive officer of CBL. “We are experiencing a blockbuster opening and are confident that the center will become a favored retail destination for Atlanta metro residents and tourists as well as shoppers from surrounding states.”
Designed in a shopper-friendly configuration, the center features covered walkways and landscaped courtyards to maximize comfort and convenience. Its design blends traditional architecture with lively features including a children’s play area. A center court, complete with fountains and a fireplace will create a festive atmosphere for shoppers and visitors to the center. The site can accommodate an additional 30,000 square feet of outlet shops and also features seven parcels for restaurants, service businesses and other retail uses.
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is located just north of Atlanta, at the newly constructed exit off I-575 at Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock. More than 112,000 cars pass the site daily. The center is projected to generate more than $130 million in annual sales and $3 million of sales and property taxes for the City of Woodstock, while the development and operation of the center is expected to generate a total of $34 million in taxes—which will benefit the City of Woodstock, Cherokee County and its school district over the next ten years.
Image courtesy of Horizon Group Properties