• New outlet center planned for southwest Charlotte


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Tanger Factory Outlets announced on Wednesday that it’s bringing its shops to the Queen City.

    CEO Steven Tanger says the project will be an $80 million investment.

    It's planning to build an 90-store outlet center right off Interstate 485, at Steele Creek Road.

    The new outlets will create 300 construction jobs and more than 900 full- and part-time jobs when it opens.

    The new shopping center will be much smaller than the area's other outlet, Concord Mills.

     Greensboro-based Tanger operates or has an ownership interest in 39 outlet centers in 25 states and Canada.

    The project is slated to be finished in 2014.

    The company would not say which retailers it is lining up but said it would be similar to its existing centers. Tanger's Mebane center includes outlets from Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Lane Bryant, Gap and Levi's.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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