Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Citadel Outlets continues to expand and open more stores

(Los Angeles, CA) - Citadel Outlets, LA's only outlet shopping mall continues to open more new stores expanding it's retail directory. Known as the shopping destination for cool lifestyle apparel and accessories, Tilly's, The Children's Place and U.S. Polo Assn opened in March.

"Citadel Outlets is a great shopping destination for customers looking for popular and trendy brand names like Tilly's and The Children's Place. We are the only L.A. outlet shopping center and our goal is to continue to grow and bring on fashionable retailers who appeal to all of our demographics," says Susan Jennrich, General Manager, Citadel Outlets.

The Children's Place (4,994 sq. ft.) opened on March 29 next to Nautica. As the largest pure-play children's specialty apparel retailer in North America, The Children's Place provides big fashions at little prices for boys and girls including newborn babies, toddles and tweens. Parents will find school uniforms, shirts, pants and jeans, dresses, shoes and accessories at The Children's Place which carries sizes 0 -14.

Tilly's (5,162 sq. ft.) opened March 21, is located between Toys 'R Us and Billabong Outlet is a passionate lifestyle brand with a heritage rooted in the close knit action sports community. At Tilly's, surfing, skateboarding, motocross, music, art, fashion and culture collide under one roof. Tilly's offers an unparalleled assortment of brand and apparel styles, sizes and price points in multiple categories including clothing, shoes, accessories, backpacks, hats, sunglasses, headphones and much more. Popular brands include Volcom, Hurley, RVCA, Neff, Skullcandy, Fox, Metal Mulisha and many more.

"Over the years Tilly's has built strong relationships with our customers, brand partners and vendors allowing us to deliver profitable growth and expansion," said President and CEO Dan Griesemer, "and we are pleased to include Citadel Outlets in our ever growing portfolio mix. At Tilly's, we provide an in-store experience that is fun and engaging and we plan to carry the same great assortment of brands at this location as enjoyed at all others."

Officially sanctioned by the United States Polo Association, the new U.S. Polo Assn. store (3,258 sq. ft.) opened March 9 next to Justice. U.S. Polo Assn. branded clothing, accessories and home furnishings are authentic and capture the genuine spirit of the sport. Shoppers can find comfortable and casual merchandise for men, women and children in the classic American style the sport embodies.

In other center news, Rockport opened up its doors in February, Sprockets Kids relocated within the center, and Hurley, Van's and Bass remodeled and expanded their existing stores.

Rockport (2,062 sq. ft.) opened in February next to Columbia Sportswear Company. The Rockport Company, LLC, is a leading brand within the adidas Group corporate portfolio and one of the most recognized footwear brands in the United States. Rockport has a heritage of innovation and offers stylish, comfortable footwear for men and women worldwide. The Rockport Company, LLC, was established in the United States in 1971 and is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The company currently distributes footwear to more than 55 markets worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.rockport.com./

Sprockets Kids (4,393 sq. ft.) relocated in February to the Citadel Cafes, near Vitamin World. Parents who recognize the Sprockets Kids brand (featuring Sprockets the Dog) from Mervyn's will find colorful clothing for boys and girls ages 0 - 7. The second location in the U.S., Sprockets Kids at Citadel Outlets delivers on trend design and quality merchandising at an unforgettable value.

Also, Hurley, Van's and Bass completed fantastic remodels.

Citadel Outlets is LA's only outlet shopping destination with bigger and better deals with more than 150 top brand-name stores and restaurants. Citadel Outlets recently completed an expansion in October 2010 adding 35 more stores to the tenant mix now including H&M, Nike Factory Store, adidas, Under Armour, Esprit, Gap Factory Store, Aeropostale, Columbia Sportswear, Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic Factory Store, Justice for Girls, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Guess Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Puma, Ann Taylor Factory Store and Old Navy. Include Ruby's Diner and the Citadel Cafes food court. The brand new 157,000 sq. ft. development now connects existing retailers Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and Kitchen Collection to the new stores which have generated hundreds of new jobs in the community. Citadel Outlets also opened a new multi-level parking structure featuring 200 additional spaces for parking

Citadel Outlets has come a long way since its historical facade was erected 80 years ago. Starting off as a tire factory - the largest tire manufacturing facility on the West coast - Citadel Outlets has transformed into a 900,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial property, featuring a 201-room Doubletree Hotel, four multi-tenant office buildings and Los Angeles' only outlet shopping center. Citadel Outlets and Office Park, located 10 minutes southeast of downtown Los Angeles on Interstate-5 at Atlantic Boulevard North, is owned and managed by Craig Realty Group.

Craig Realty Group is a shopping center development firm founded by Steven L. Craig and is based in Newport Beach, California. The firm specializes in upscale factory outlet centers. The company currently owns and operates Outlets at Anthem in Phoenix, Arizona; Cabazon Outlets located near Palm Springs, California; Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles, California; Outlets at Conroe located near Houston, Texas; Outlets at Hillsboro south of Dallas/Fort Worth; Outlets at Castle Rock located south of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Loveland located north of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Silverthorne located west of Denver, Colorado; Outlets at Vicksburg in Vicksburg, Mississippi and Woodburn Company Stores located near Portland, Oregon. Craig Realty Group also manages Lake Elsinore Outlets located in Lake Elsinore, California. The company is currently developing Plaza San Clemente in San Clemente, California, a 650,000 square foot mixed-use project, Sussex Commons Lifestyle Outlets in Frankford Township, New Jersey, Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, Utah, Chicagoland Outlets at Country Club Hills located 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, Illinois, and Lifestyle Outlets at Manteca, a joint venture project in California's central valley. Craig previously developed Carlsbad Company Stores, which was sold to an east coast developer, and Franciacorta Outlet Village in Brescia, Italy. Craig was also responsible for the development of Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, one of the largest and most successful manufacturer outlet centers in the world and was instrumental in developing Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo, California. For more information about the company, visit http://www.craigrealtygroup.com/.


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