Local restaurant will be featured at Outlets of Des Moines - Des Moines Register

Patt Johnson

In the first of five sneak peeks this week, Outlets of Des Moines has said a local business will join the center when it opens Oct. 20.

Teriyaki Boys, a casual quick-service eatery in Downtown Des Moines, will be located in the outlet mall’s food pavilion. The restaurant features meat, vegetables and sauces cooked on a grill teriyaki style. Teriyaki Boys will be one of three eateries in the food pavilion in the mall.

Teriyaki Boys owner Jay Wang also operates Wasabi Tao in downtown Des Moines, Wasabi Chi in Des Moines and Wasabi in Waukee. 

Outlet mall owners, New England Development, also released the names of six stores that will be part of the outlet center, all of which The Register has previously reported. They are: Nike Factory Store, LOFT Outlet, francesca’s, Carter’s Babies and Kids, Zales Outlet and Lids.

The open-air mall is expected to have about 70 stores.

At 10 a.m. each day this week the mall will list stores coming to the center through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The 300,000-square-foot outlet mall is located south of Bass Pro Shops along Interstate Highway 80 and Iowa Highway 65 in a commercial development called The Shoppes at Prairie Crossing. Quad Cities developer Mike Whalen’s Heart of America Group is developing Prairie Crossing that so far includes Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Fairfield Inn along with a Burger Shed restaurant, a 39,000-square-foot strip mall and a Home 2 Suites by Hilton to be constructed this year