The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk opens at 9:30 a.m., May 22, the Howard Hughes Corporation announced. The riverfront property is the nation's first downtown outlet center. It is expected to create approximately 700 full- and part-time jobs.
“Our redevelopment and repositioning of this symbolic riverfront property will deliver a distinct mix of retail and entertainment offerings unmatched in the region,” Howard Hughes Corporation president Grant Herlitz stated in a press release. “Beyond the impact of these compelling options for locals and visitors, we are pleased to be a part of the continued revitalization of New Orleans.”
The facility is undergoing a $70 million renovation that will expand its footprint by 50,000 square feet to nearly 250,000 square feet. Virtually all the space is leased by a mix of national and local retailers including Coach Factory Store, Coach Men’s Factory Store, Forever 21 and Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus. The complete list of tenants can be viewed here.
There will be a job fair in April. The store's grand opening kicks off with a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22 in Spanish Plaza. There will be festivities throughout the weekend. Shoppers can sign up now for the Riverwalk Rewards Club to receive updates and be entered in a $10,000 grand opening sweepstakes.