July 24, 2016 |
Gloucester Premium Outlets, the outdoor mall near the Atlantic City Expressway in Blackwood, marks its one-year anniversary Saturday. The mall, which offers 25 percent to 65 percent off designer brands on a daily basis, had a "fantastic" first year, helped by a warm winter and strong holiday sales, according to management. A celebration will include free live entertainment, face painting and raffle prizes to selected retailers from noon to 4 p.m. Outlet malls are popular among value-conscious consumers and more are on the way nationally.
February 26, 2016 |
The revamped Gallery at Market East shopping mall "won't be as dramatic" as currently planned if the project is completed without $30 million in requested state aid, one of its developers said Wednesday. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust's chief executive officer, Joseph Coradino, said that the company remains optimistic the money will become available, but that it could downscale the project if it does not. PREIT's $325 million-plus plan to remake the dilapidated Gallery into a high-end outlet mall is among the dozens of Philadelphia projects awaiting aid from Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which has been put on hold because of the state's long-running budget stalemate.
August 15, 2015 |
When you're tucked between Philadelphia and Atlantic City, you fight for attention. Unless a huge outlet mall opens in your backyard. That was the case for Blackwood, Gloucester Township, in South Jersey, on Thursday. All eyes were on the grand opening of Gloucester Premium Outlets, just off Route 42 at Exit 7B and a stone's throw from the Atlantic City Expressway entrance. It's not a big deal, said Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer, who grew up in Runnemede. "This is tremendous," he said.
May 18, 2015 |
Outlet malls, which offer savings on designer goods in an open air setting, are expanding their footprint. When Gloucester Premium Outlets opens in August in Blackwood, it will be the 69th outlet center in the United States for Simon Property Group. The company's portfolio has grown steadily over the last three decades, with at least one or two outlets opening every year since 1995. That trend is likely to continue, says Stephen Yalof, chief executive officer of Simon Premium Outlets.
August 22, 2013 |
Gloucester Township, commonly referred to by its neighborhood names - Blackwood, Erial, Blenheim - hopes a new outlet mall will help create an identity that makes the town a destination. A 55-acre complex has been proposed near the Route 42 interchange. To be known as Gloucester Premium Outlets, it will house 90 to 120 stores in a 450,000-square-foot center that the township's mayor, David Mayer, called an "outdoor mall. " The project is a partnership between Simon Property Group, which developed Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick, and PREIT-Rubin Inc., which owns the Cherry Hill and Moorestown Malls.
November 2, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Just in time for the holidays, the Shoppes at Sands made its debut here Tuesday at the Sands Casino Resort, representing the next phase of expansion among Pennsylvania's gambling halls. The goal: to become shopping and entertainment centers, just like their Atlantic City rivals. Six retailers opened for business at the high-end outlet mall - the first inside a Pennsylvania casino - at 10 a.m. and were offering substantial discounts. They included 30 to 50 percent off women's fashions at Talbots, 50 percent off at DKNY, and "savings up to 80 percent off" at Lenox, a fine china and giftware shop.
December 20, 2009 |
The snowstorm of the decade spelled potential disaster for the region's retailers on what is typically one of the most profitable weekends of the year. As snow crippled the area, retail and restaurant managers from Center City and King of Prussia to Voorhees and Atlantic City worked feverishly with snowplow teams throughout the day to keep up with the massive snowfall and ensure their sidewalks and parking lots were cleared. But many customers stayed home, forcing several malls, which had extended hours for the holiday season, to close early, including Cherry Hill Mall, or not open at all, like The Walk, an outdoor outlet mall in Atlantic City.
October 14, 2009 |
The Walk, the giant outlet mall credited by many with helping to revitalize the downtown area here, will be growing again. Cordish Co., of Baltimore, which developed The Walk and created similar entertainment-retail districts in Kansas City and at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, yesterday announced a $15 million plan for a third phase of expansion. The project "is anticipated to create 400 construction jobs and 400 new permanent jobs," Cordish chairman David Cordish said as traffic whizzed by along Christopher Columbus Boulevard between Baltic and Arctic Avenues, the site of the expansion.
November 24, 2007 |
Even before the sun could rise on Black Friday 2007, shoppers filled the region's biggest retail centers despite concerns over higher gasoline prices and a weaker economy. As they have in previous years, some hardy souls camped outside their favorite stores for hours, or waited in register lines for just as long after reeling in bargains. Others made pilgrimages, like Susan Moore, 49, and her two sisters and daughter-in-law. Moore's gang drove in on Thanksgiving evening from the Pittsburgh area and set up camp at the Holiday Inn Express across from the King of Prussia malls for a three-day shopping extravaganza that began at 4:30 a.m. yesterday, a half-hour before the first stores let customers inside.
February 10, 2006 |
The dozen casinos here generated $5 billion in revenue last year, thanks in no small part to visitors who frequented the eight-block outlet mall that links the Boardwalk and the city's convention center. Atlantic City Outlets - The Walk has been so successful in attracting non-gamblers to the resort that it will soon double in size. Groundbreaking is scheduled late next month for the first phase of a $155 million expansion that will add new shops, restaurants, condominiums and offices above retail outlets on the west side of Michigan Avenue.