Asheville Outlets Counts Down to Spring with Store Announcements

Stores Revealed Daily March 16 – March 20

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 16, 2015) – Asheville Outlets introduces the Countdown to Spring. The much-anticipated store announcements begin today and continue every day this week via social media. Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name-brand outlets and local retailers.

Retailers revealed today include Coach Outlet, Johnston & Murphy Factory Store, ASICS, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic Factory Store, Auntie Anne’s, Rack Room Shoes, Talbots Outlet, Sunglass Hut, Carter’s Babies & Kids, The Fragrance Outlet, and Field & Stream. This will be one of only two Field & Stream stores in the North Carolina.

"We are so excited to be able to bring all of these wonderful retailers to Asheville," said Sharon Morgan, General Manager of Asheville Outlets. "Asheville Outlets will give regional and national visitors to the area another reason to

‘stay another day’ as well as give the local shoppers great stores close to home," she continued. Store names will be released first through Asheville Outlets social media. Follow on Facebook @ashevilleoutlets, Twitter @shopasheville and Instagram @ashevilleoutlets. Or visit us online at www.shopashevilleoutlets.com

Many of the new retailers will also be participating in a job fair, to be held in the Expo Building at the WNC Agricultural Center on March 26th from 8am to 7pm. Over 800 full and part-time jobs are available.

The Countdown to Spring is just the beginning. There will be more store announcements in the weeks ahead, leading up to the grand opening on May 1st. Grand opening weekend will kick off with Open Doors. Open Hearts. Charity Preview Night on April 30th, a ticketed sneak preview event benefitting 20 local charities. Tickets are available online at shopashevilleoutlets.com. Other opening weekend events include a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 1st, a fashion event on Saturday, May 2nd and a Kids' Day on Sunday, May 3rd. All three days of opening weekend will feature local musicians and performers throughout the center.

Asheville Outlets

Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Arriving May 1, 2015. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands atAsheville Outlets. Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 at Brevard Road, this open-air lifestyle destination will include 75 outlets, featuring some of the most popular brand names. Visit ShopAshevilleOutlets.com. Follow us on Facebook @ashevilleoutlets, Twitter @shopasheville and Instagram @ashevilleoutlets. For group tour information, email tours@shopashevilleoutlets.com.

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For more than thirty-five years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management––delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types––and across the country. New England Development’s growing portfolio of retail projects now includes an exciting mix of outlet centers in dynamic markets nationally. This new collection of centers includes Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Fla.; Asheville Outlets in Asheville, N.C. and Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Ark. – opening in 2015; and Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa and Outlets of Michigan in Romulus, Mich. - opening in 2016. With New England Development’s years of shopping center development experience, deep understanding of what retailers need to be successful, and track record of creating projects that add value, New England Development is bringing new vitality to the outlet industry.