Tanger Outlets inaugurates a new shopping center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Community leaders gathered in Antioch on Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of Tanger Outlets Nashville.

City officials believe this will be the start of something new for the Antioch community.

The six-building, 290,000-square-foot outdoor mall, located along I-24 in the Century Farms development, is slated to open in fall 2023 on a 32-acre parcel.

The outlets will be located near Hickory Hollow Parkway in the Century Farms mixed-use development site. In fact, it’s only about 20 miles from downtown Nashville.

Groundbreaking ceremony for Tanger Outlets

The project has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It wasn’t easy because of COVID, it was a marathon not a sprint. But Tangier stayed the course. They’re staying positive about Nashville. They’re staying positive about Century Farms,” ​​Bill said. Oadacre and his partner at Oldacre McDonald LLC, run the Century Farms project.

Century Farms is a 300-acre campus that will include office buildings, retail buildings, medical office buildings, a stand-alone emergency room, and headquarters for the Nashville SC Training Center.

Metro Board member Joy Styles, who represents the neighborhood where the development is being built, said several delays have delayed this project, so she said people are starting to wonder if Tanger Factory Outlet would become a reality.

The company reports that the region is a prime location and the cost of doing business in the region is 10% lower than the US average. This will be the company’s second location in Tennessee, along with the other location in East Tennessee.

Styles said some community members have expressed concerns that the new outdoor mall could alter the affordability of his district.

“We are very affordable, but I think the frustration is still there with the residents currently living in the area. Some feel good, how can I stay? That’s definitely something I’m working on talking to the locals. developers to figure out how can we provide for people who want to stay. We need to be able to give them options. We can’t just push them away,” Styles explained.

Styles said the public would be surprised by the new outlets. She said it will be the flagship of Tanger Outlets in the future, which will include a variety of stores and entertainment options.

She said the outlets will not only be an economic driver, but will bring people back to Antioch the same way the Hickory Hollow Mall did years ago.

Tanger Outlets Nashville will help serve as an economic engine for Davidson County, while helping to build a sense of community around the Century Farms development.

The Tangier partners will employ approximately 700 people during construction, and the development will create approximately 1,100 full-time and part-time retail and management positions upon completion.

“We can’t keep looking back and complaining about what happened before. New things are happening. Things that we’ve wanted for a long time. We have to look forward and keep moving forward. We have to push for more things that we want to see,” Styles said.

According to Styles, Tanger Outlets is also committed to investing in the community by joining nonprofit organizations with their missions.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at 11 a.m. and attended by several people, including Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, Nashville Mayor John Cooper, Councilwoman Styles, Tangier CEO Outlets, Stephen Yalof, and many more.

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