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.