Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta will open earlier than expected

Atlanta -- CBL & Associates Properties and Horizon Group Properties announced that their jointly owned Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta will open one month earlier than previously announced – or on July 18, 2013.

Located in the North Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, Ga., the 370,000-sq.-ft. initial phase of the center will feature such designer outlet names as Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Bose, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sportswear, Cole Haan, White House | Black Market, Guess, Fossil, Michael Kors, Under Armour, and Talbots. Thirty new stores were announced just announced, including Aeropostale, Charley's Steakery, Charlotte Russe, Claire's, Gymboree, Jos. A. Bank, Lucky Brand, Sunglass Hut and Zumiez.

“Strong tenant demand, ongoing support from the City of Woodstock officials and the speed of the construction permit the accelerated opening date of the center,” said Gary J. Skoien, Horizon’s president and CEO.

“The sustained demand we are receiving from retailers interested in joining in The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta demonstrates the tremendous strength of the project,” added Michael Lebovitz, executive VP – development & administration for CBL & Associates Properties.

The center’s site can accommodate an additional 30,000 sq. ft. of outlet shops and also features seven out-lots for restaurants, service business and other retail uses.