Riverwalk announces outlet retailers
NEW ORLEANS - Developers say Neiman Marcus, Kenneth Cole, Coach and LOFT are among the retailers opening outlet stores in a revamped Riverwalk downtown next year.
The Times-Picayune reports the Howard Hughes Corp. announced last year it would undertake a $70 million renovation of the aging mall and turn it into a luxury outlet center. But there was no word of which retailers had signed leases.
On Monday, the corporation said The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is 94 percent committed with leases. The shopping center is scheduled to open in late spring or early summer of next year.
The renovation plans will expand the mall's footprint by 50,000 square feet to a total of 250,000 square feet of space. Developers hope to attract local shoppers along with the usual mix of tourists and cruise ship passengers.