CBL and Horizon Group break ground on The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Chattanooga, Tenn. -- CBL & Associates Properties and Horizon Group Properties announced that construction will begin immediately on a new outlet center in Woodstock, Ga. The 370,600-sq.-ft. initial phase of the center, to be named The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, is scheduled to open in August 2013.

The center is located at the newly constructed exit off I-575 at Ridgewalk Parkway; more than 112,000 cars pass the site daily. The center is convenient to travelers on Interstates 75, 85 and 20 and is expected to draw over four million visitors annually from a three-state area.

Designed in a shopper-friendly configuration, the center will feature covered walkways and landscaped courtyards to maximize the comfort and convenience of shoppers. Its design blends traditional, architectural with lively features children’s play area and a center court complete with fountains and fireplace to create a festive atmosphere for shoppers and other visitors to the center. The site will accommodate an additional 30,000 square feet of outlet shops and also features eight out-lots for restaurant and other uses.

“The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta represents the new incarnation of the outlet shopping experience. It is located much closer to the residents of metro-Atlanta than existing outlet centers and its design makes shopping at the center much easier and more pleasant,” said Gary J. Skoien, CEO, Horizon Group Properties. “We also expect to draw shoppers from Tennessee, Alabama and other parts of Georgia. “