A peek at Niagara's new mega Think of the Outlet Collection at Niagara as a racetrack like retail giant.
In a tour Tuesday, the mega mall shows itself as a semicircular community of 102 retailers in what will be Canada largest open air outlet shopping centre. Long walkway concourses are sheltered by arching canopies, as contractors and workers coach outlet purses under $10 cover off shifts 24/7 as the final pieces come together with the clock ticking toward opening day. The Taylor Rd. complex in Niagara on the Lake will open May 15 and fold in several first in Canada outlets, including a Bass Pro Shops Outpost store that has an October start date. Other stores include Adidas, American Eagle, Brooks Brothers, Guess and Izod. It includes a food court pavilion called The Eatery and an event area for a farmers market and a community gathering place. The $178 million shopping centre will add close to 1,500 full and part time retail jobs, with hundreds more temporary construction and contractor jobs involved. liked the location, with excellent visibility to the QEW, said mall general manager Bri Ann Stuart, in an interview during the tour. also liked the climate. coach bags canada prices It warmer than some other properties and areas where you could build a shopping centre, Stuart said of the coach shopping site attractiveness to the builder. it also the tourism here, Niagara does a great job (at it). said interest shown by job applicants has been impressive. A job fair in March attracted 4,000 people. David Baffa, a senior vice president of retail development for developer Ivanhoe Cambridge, said his company intention was to this experience a bit better at the 520,000 square foot facility. noticed some examples of outlet shopping (in Canada and internationally) and we decided Canadians expect a little more. So we paid a lot more attention to architectural details, he said. Those features include stone bases, wood laminate flooring throughout the complex and corridors with wide views and well appointed washrooms. A Food Truck Friday event will be launched in June, and Peller Estates Winery will have a retail location at the Outlet Collection. Baffa also emphasized the importance of tourism for his business, pointing out the region gets about one million overnight stays annually. coming to enjoy the whole tourism draw of the region, and we going to be part of that, he said. He also spoke about competition from Niagara Falls malls and outlet centres on both sides of the border, as well as an extensive local retail presence. believe the majority of coach bags usa factory outlet our traffic is going to come from the Toronto and Niagara region, Baffa said. really not counting on cross border shopping impacting (us) we always ventured out on this as a standalone. weather conditions have been the wild card since construction started in fall 2012.
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