Tanger Factory Outlet Centers announces groundbreaking
Greensboro, N.C. Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., will host an official ground breaking for the new Tanger Outlet Center of Mebane, N.C., on Dec. 10.
The 317,000-sq.-ft. Tanger center will feature 80 upscale outlet stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach Factory, Gap Outlet, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store and Tommy Hilfiger.
The new Tanger Outlet Center is expected to provide a significant boost to the area’s local economy. With North Carolina’s unemployment rate hovering in the 10% range during 2009, the jobs being created by the Tanger development project in Mebane are welcome news. During the center’s year-long building phase, more than 300 high-paying construction jobs are being created. Once open in fall 2010, the Tanger center will employ more than 800 full- and part-time retail management and sales positions.
“Having the state’s largest retail shopping development taking place here in our backyard is a tremendous economic stimulus for our city, region and the entire state of North Carolina,” said Mebane mayor Glendel Stephenson.
Golfsmith opens largest golf and tennis store in Calif.
Irvine, Calif. Golfsmith International Holdings announced the unveiling of its new 40,000-sq.-ft. playground for golfers and tennis players in Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif.
The new Golfsmith Xtreme in Irvine, Calif., is the largest golf and tennis store in California.
Based on the retailer’s interactive superstore format, Golfsmith Xtreme features an expansive nine-bay indoor driving range with state-of-the-art launch monitors and Certified PGA Pro golf instruction from GolfTEC.
Target to open holiday pop-up shops
Minneapolis Target is opening three Target To-Go temporary stores in New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
The To-Go shops will feature 50 items, including toys, gadgets, home decor, beauty and fashion. Customers order the items by number, which come wrapped and ready for gift giving.
Target To-Go will be open to the public from Dec. 11 to Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.