Workers are putting the finishing touches on the first outlet mall in Charlotte, with the new shopping destination set to open July 31.
The 400,000-square-foot Charlotte Premium Outlets will have about 100 stores when it opens and will employ about 900 people. The Steele Creek retail center is the first new mall in Charlotte since Northlake Mall opened in 2005.
The mall is a joint venture of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers and Simon Property Group, which owns SouthPark mall and Concord Mills, just over the border in Cabarrus County. Work started on the site at Dixie River and Shopton roads in September.
Wednesday, workers continued to labor on the buildings while company executives took local media on a tour. Saks 5th Avenue Off Fifth is the mall’s anchor tenant, and other retailers at the center will include Le Creuset, Kate Spade New York, Crocs and Sunglass Hut.
Here are 10 things to know about Charlotte’s new mall: