Yesterday, construction started on the new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet near the Vancouver Airport. The new outlet is expected to be completed in 2015.
Based mostly in Europe, they are known for having brands such as Prada, Armani, Burberry and Michael Kors. They are known to have the best designer outlets in Europe. This will be the first McArthurGlen outlet in North America.
The outlet will take over 30 acres and over 376,000 sq ft of retail space once completed. It will be located within walking distance from the Canada Line’s Templeton Station.
According to the developer, it will feature two luxury piazzas. It will have pedestrian-friendly walkways, tree-lined streets and the architecture will be inspired by Vancouver’s historic buildings such as the Sinclair Centre, the Rowing Club, and the Gastown neighbourhood. This new development is said to bring in 1,000 new jobs.
We currently are a majority of the shoppers who go to the Seattle Premium Outlets.
How do you feel about the new outlet? Will you still drive down to Seattle and shop at the Seattle Premium Outlets?