Major progress at Simpsonville outlet mall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---By next August, the Outlett Shoppes at Louisville, located in Simpsonville, is expected to be a destination for many shoppers.
You can see progress being made on the new 80-store outlet mall, located off Interstate 64 at exit 28 in Simpsonville.
In a matter of six months, it has gone from the site being cleared to stores now taking shape.
"I'm here two to three times a day every day. I love seeing things get built and it's amazing how quickly it's gone up," says David Eaton, Simpsonville's City Administrator.
Simpsonville City Administrator, David Eaton, says he is eager to see what the outlet mall will look like.
Although some residents have opposed the project due to traffic concerns and the impact it will have on the county's landscape, Eaton believes it will be an asset to the area.
"We're talking about at least 1,000 new jobs, and that's not counting seasonal jobs. We're also talking about what it's going to mean in terms of other growth, like new restaurants and potential hotels coming in", Eaton says.
You can already see twin spires that look like Churchill Downs. Eaton says another will soon be added, and the outlet mall is 90 percent full with tenants.
He says in a matter of months, stores will begin moving in.
"I know they have to have so many pieces open by the first of April so the individual stores can come in and start doing their personal renovations for their stores," says David Eaton.
According to the Shelby County Tourism and Visitors Bureau, confirmed retailers for the outlet mall include the following: Asics, Banana Republic, Bose, Brooks Brothers, Carters, Chicken Now, Chico's, China Max, Coach, Crocs, Dress Barn, Easy Spirit, Famous Footwear, Fossil, Fox, Fragrance Outlet, Gap, Gold Toe, Guess, Gymboree, Haggar, J. Crew, Johnston & Murphy, Jones NY, Jos. A Bank, Journeys, Justice, Kitchen Collection, Lane Bryant, Levi's, Lid's, Lids Locker Room, Little Italy, Love Culture, Michael Kors, Nike, Nine West, Old Navy, OshKosh B Gosh, Rack Room Shoes, Saks Fifth Avenue, Skechers, Sunglass Warehouse, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, White House Black Market, Wilsons Leather, Yankee Candle, Zumiez.
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