At Long Last, An Outlet Mall Groundbreaking At Foxwoods

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The long-delayed groundbreaking on an 85-store outlet mall at Foxwoods Resort Casino is now set for the end of this month.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers will begin construction on Sept. 26, a spokesman said today, but he declined to name any of the tenants signed for the development. Tenants will be announced on the day of the groundbreaking, he said.

Construction of the outlet mall at Foxwoods was supposed to begin in spring 2012, but The Day of New London previously reported delays in reaching deals with tenants. A groundbreaking expected in February was put off because of bad weather with this spring the new construction target.

Throughout the spring and summer, Tanger’s chief executive, Steven B. Tanger told investors that construction was expected to begin this year.

The mall, announced in February 2012, will encompass 312,000 square feet. The mall will focus on luxury brands and hopefully draw visitors that aren’t interested in gambling.

Foxwoods hopes the mall will turn Foxwoods into a destination where guests will book longer two- and three-night stays.

The mall, named Tanger Outlets Foxwoods, is being developed by Greensboro, N.C.-based Tanger and Gordon Group Holdings of Greenwich. The land is being leased from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which owns Foxwoods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “At Long Last, An Outlet Mall Groundbreaking At Foxwoods

  1. pat

    boy lots of shopping for casino players, sure won’t attract locals with the high priced stores. more money spent for nothing gained locally

  2. John Steel

    A desperate and ill advised development. What surprises me is that the merchants are willing to go along with this idea. These stores will only cannibalize sales from existing outlet stores. I suspect Foxwoods must be subsidizing the rents. The biggest impediment to people staying at the casino are the outrageous room rates. $300 and up to stay at a casino in the middle of nowhere? Once the Massachusetts casinos are up and running Foxwoods will be a ghost town.

  3. pete

    I stated years ago once NY state and MA woke up and legalized gambling the indian nations were toast and they are. NYS only has racinos and they are already biting deeply into the indian casions. I agree with both statements above. The stores at Mohegan are way overpriced and the hotel rates are out of sight for what – Eastern CT. Where you going to go Mystic Seaport and the Aquarium. Then what

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