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, 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.