Designer outlets breaking ground on El Charro Road Friday

Neiman Marcus Last Call is coming to town

Ground is being broken Friday on a 120-store open-style outlet shopping center in west Livermore that will include Barney's New York Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. It is expected to bring 2,000 jobs to the area.

Paragon Outlet Partners, a retail real estate development firm headquartered in Baltimore, announced today that construction will begin next week on a 543,000-square-foot outlet, which it plans as a shopping destination for the Bay Area.

"The addition of this world-class outlet shopping center will generate significant revenue and bring much needed jobs to Livermore," said Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena. "The outlet center is also a vital part of strengthening our ability to attract tourists to the area."

The outlets, which are scheduled to open in November 2012, will be located on I-580 at the El Charro exit in Livermore, near the Pleasanton border. The property is 64 percent committed with merchants including Banana Republic Factory Store, Barney's New York Outlet, Cole Haan Company Store, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Tommy Hilfiger.

"It is our mission to create well-tenanted outlet centers that offer shoppers access to a collection of the world's leading designer and brand-names," said Robert Brvenik of Paragon Outlet Partners. "Not only will Paragon Outlets Livermore become one of the region's most popular shopping destinations for both local consumers and its tourist base, but a property that will also bring more than 2,000 jobs to the region, as well."

The groundbreaking will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, with Kamena, Brvenik and Alameda County Board of Supervisors Scott Haggerty.


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Posted by Hooray!
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Aug 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Finally, some additional designer shopping without going to SF or Walnut Creek. So long Stoneridge Mall; Livermore has scooped Pleasanton once again!

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Posted by Anxious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I'll have to add a room with outlets that close. They better get Stoneridge open for us ! ! !...clock's ticking, tick, tick......
I understand all the spaces have already been leased.

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Posted by say what?
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:01 am


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Posted by junebug
a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

I hope the shopping center has a downtown feel to it and not simply a bunch of in-line stores surrounded by a parking lot with a food court which is so typical of so many outlet centers

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Posted by Anxious
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

Most Pleasantonians may never get to sse it....unless Stoneridge Drive extension gets connected. Surely they'll think of some other reason to delay and deny....staying with the policy of deny the many for special treatment of the few.

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Posted by Boner
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

Soooooooooooooo how do we get over there? Highway 580? My understanding is that the Stoneridge extension is stuck in the mud because of lawsuits, environmental impact reports, and potential funding issues.

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Posted by out of touch
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

Most pleasantonians may never get to see it? How do we get there?, are you serious.. have you never left your block? There *are* other roads in this city that connect to other places, you know. I assume this is just a passive-aggressive grumble on the state of the stoneridge extension but believe me, there are at least 2 existing ways to get there from p-town and I'm also sure that 1) yes, it will NOT look like a downtown feel and will be a boring strip outlet mall like all others and 2) it will be jam-packed with thousands of cars every day by people who manage to find it 'somehow'.

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Posted by shop or die
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:56 am

very odd but it does explains why some other cities of this class are what they are.

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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I'm glad that at last we have an outlet center near us. No longer do we have to go to Gilroy or Vacaville!! And 2,000 more jobs can't hurt either. I can't wait!!

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Odd-size and color leftovers from last season's collection with a few quality-control rejects thrown in and sold for a neat profit.

It's an outstanding way for brands to tap a different segment of the market without alienating their primary target market and a great way to keep the economy moving.

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Posted by LeeAnne
a resident of Dublin
on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

I heard there were protesters near the new outlets location this morning. Anyone know what they were protesting? Thanks.

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