MASHANTUCKET, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Foxwoods Resort Casino announced today that the Grand Opening of the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will be held on May 21, 2015. Once complete, the $120 million, 300,000-square-foot project will feature 82 upscale branded and designer outlet retailers including: American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Fossil, Gap Outlet, LOFT Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Skechers, Steve Madden, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.
Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will be the first Tanger Outlets destination linked to a casino. It is being developed in partnership with the Gordon Group LLC. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods has already had a positive economic impact on southeastern Connecticut through the creation of an estimated 400 jobs during the construction phase of the project and will generate an estimated $10.4 million in annual sales tax once completed.
“The opening of this project will continue our efforts to create a more robust experience for our guests and position the property as the preeminent retail and gaming destination in the Northeast. The economic impact will be widespread as we bring new jobs to southeastern Connecticut and create new employment opportunities for all of Connecticut and neighboring Rhode Island residents,” said Felix Rappaport, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Foxwoods Resort Casino.
The dynamic environment at Foxwoods Resort Casino with millions of annual visitors makes it the ideal location for Tanger Outlet's first development linked to a casino. Guests will be able to enter Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods from two indoor entrances from the Grand Pequot Hotel and Fox Tower.
“Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will provide residents and visitors to southeastern Connecticut a unique opportunity to shop for their favorite brand name and designer retailers in a setting unlike any other within the Tanger Outlets portfolio,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlets, Inc. “We look forward to welcoming shoppers at the Grand Opening in May and giving them access to merchandise that is on trend and in-season at a savings of 30 to 70 percent off retail prices.”
Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will be one of the premier shopping destinations in the United States, providing an outstanding variety of designer and brand name retailers at a great value. The services and amenities available at the outlet center will offer loyal Foxwoods customers, team members and residents more reasons to play and stay when visiting North America’s largest resort casino in southeastern Connecticut.
Construction on the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods began in September 2013. Highlights include:
- 62,935 pounds of bolts and 109,622 linear feet of 8,020,371 pounds of steel used
- 65,000 cubic yards of rock were removed from the site, enough to fill 25 Olympic-sized swimming pools
- The largest crane on the site had a 400-foot high boom capable of lifting 330 tons, roughly the weight of 200 automobiles at once
- 10,000 yards of concrete will be poured, enough to build a sidewalk from Foxwoods to Hartford
About Foxwoods ® Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 46 upscale outlet shopping centers in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.0 million square feet leased to over 3,000 stores operated by more than 460 different brand name companies. More than 185 million shoppers visit Tanger Factory Outlet Centers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company's web site at www.tangeroutlet.com.