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Construction of 120-store outlet mall at El Charro Road/I-580 starts Friday

Due to open in November, 2012, stores will include J. Crew, Hilfiger, Saks outlets

A groundbreaking ceremony Friday will mark the start of construction of a 543,000-square-foot outlet mall at the southeast corner of I-580 and El Charro Road.

Paragon Outlet Partners, a Baltimore firm, will build the outdoor center, which will feature top designer and leading brand names such as 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.

Currently 64% of the outlet mall is leased with 120 stores expected to occupy the center when it's completed in November next year.

The outlet mall is located across El Charro from Pleasanton's Staples Ranch, where work on a 650-unit upscale private retirement center also is just getting under way. Across I-580, also at the El Charro interchange, Target Stores will open one of its large superstores Oct. 7.

Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena and Vice Mayor John Marchand will join Robert Brvenik of Paragon Outlet Partners for the 10 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony today. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty also will participate in the ceremonies, which will be held near the El Charro interchange at 3505 Paragon Outlets Parkway (currently marked as Freisman Road) where parking will be available.

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

Along with the projects under construction at the 580/El Charro Road interchange in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin will be major road improvements to El Charro Road and the extension of Jack London Boulevard and Stoneridge Drive to connect at El Charro.

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Construction of 120-store outlet mall at El Charro Road/I-580 starts Friday

Due to open in November, 2012, stores will include J. Crew, Hilfiger, Saks outlets

Uploaded: Wed, Aug 24, 2011, 6:08 am
Updated: Thu, Aug 25, 2011, 7:27 am

A groundbreaking ceremony Friday will mark the start of construction of a 543,000-square-foot outlet mall at the southeast corner of I-580 and El Charro Road.

Paragon Outlet Partners, a Baltimore firm, will build the outdoor center, which will feature top designer and leading brand names such as 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.

Currently 64% of the outlet mall is leased with 120 stores expected to occupy the center when it's completed in November next year.

The outlet mall is located across El Charro from Pleasanton's Staples Ranch, where work on a 650-unit upscale private retirement center also is just getting under way. Across I-580, also at the El Charro interchange, Target Stores will open one of its large superstores Oct. 7.

Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena and Vice Mayor John Marchand will join Robert Brvenik of Paragon Outlet Partners for the 10 a.m. groundbreaking ceremony today. Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty also will participate in the ceremonies, which will be held near the El Charro interchange at 3505 Paragon Outlets Parkway (currently marked as Freisman Road) where parking will be available.

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

Along with the projects under construction at the 580/El Charro Road interchange in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin will be major road improvements to El Charro Road and the extension of Jack London Boulevard and Stoneridge Drive to connect at El Charro.

--Jeb Bing

Comments

Sal
Downtown
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:56 am
Sal, Downtown
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

"The addition of this world-class outlet shopping center will generate significant revenue and bring much needed jobs to Livermore," Kamena said.

I almost want to puke when I hear developers or city council members(or a mayor in this case) use the term “world-class” to describe a development. It’s really a meaningless word used almost exclusively by the development community as a euphemism for mediocre or outright terrible projects. The attitude is basically “hey, we’re going to build another bland, unsustainable strip mall for suburbanites, but if we call it “world-class”, the public will love it!”



Miss Vivian
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm
Miss Vivian, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Lots of minimum wage jobs--which aren't bad, but are almost impossible to live on--and stores that are not unique. I agree with Sal, nothing world-class about it.


Sal Jr
Downtown
on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm
Sal Jr, Downtown
on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Dear Sal,

I almost want to puke when someone like yourself cannot be pleased with anything anyone does. You're the type that complains about everything and anything just to complain and can never be pleased.


Gary
Stoneridge
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm
Gary, Stoneridge
on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Should we be concerned and/or double check "the plans" or should we chastise the editorial staff? If any of the developers or editors have any knowledge of the area, they will note that the development will be on the SOUTH side of 580 and EAST of El Charro, i.e. NOT the north east corner unless they're building another "whatever it will be" on the north side of 580! Who's in charge anyway? I have a nice Chinese made world class compass that I would be happy to sell them...cheap!! I hope they find it in time to "break the ground!!"


Frank Lynn
Valley Trails
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm
Frank Lynn, Valley Trails
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

The outlets are badly needed - you need to drive to Milipitas, Gilroy, or Vacaville for some of these outlets. Look at the income statistics - the Tri-Valley has money, and it's more "green" when we don't have to drive ridiculous distances to spend it. As for jobs - look at cities like San Leandro who have chased out retail; how's that working out for them?


ss
Livermore
on Sep 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm
ss, Livermore
on Sep 15, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The I-580 already has heavy traffic. Is there any plan to add lanes or other routes? I hope they kept the traffic in mind during the planning.


poncho
Livermore
on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:22 am
poncho, Livermore
on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

Hey its more jobs for lots of people so yea its help'n out...


Boycott
Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:55 pm
Boycott, Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2012 at 9:55 pm

It won't help out until we can get to it. I'll never see the place until Stoneridge Drive extension is finished ! ! ! never !
We can only hope that Livermore and Dublin will enforce the Pleasanton zealots to show a tiny bit of integrity, at least enough to honor their own words.


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