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Column - November 16, 2012

Traffic jams dampen sizzle of Paragon Outlets opening

by Jeb Bing

Paragon Outlets opened its $150 million, 543,000-square-foot shopping center over the three-day Veterans Day weekend last week, with an estimated 100,000 cars carrying 350,000 shoppers to the site while thousands more motorists sat fuming in their cars on I-580 and other thoroughfares in traffic caused by the event. Surely the huge crowds at their center coupled with irritated motorists inching just outside must have dampened the opening day mood of executives at the Baltimore-based commercial real estate firm that designed and built Paragon Outlets. Sadly, there's no relief in site, with the traffic snarls on the freeway and surrounding roadways likely to continue through the coming holiday season.

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Posted by Laura, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Nov 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Poo on me when you feel sad