The latest additions make a total of 89 shops slated for the mall that is expected to generate $130 million in annual sales.
On Thursday, Horizon Group Properties Inc. and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. announced the addition of Adidas, American Eagle, Chico’s, Coach, Crocs, Fossil, Ghirardelli Chocolate, Johnston & Murphy, Jones New York, Juicy Couture, Kasper, Kate Spade, Lane Bryant, Lenscrafters, Lids, Little Tokyo, Papaya, Sketchers, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, Yankee Candle and more.
Executive Vice President for Development at CBL Michael Lebovits said in a press release that “The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta continues to attract the highest caliber retail names.”
“With the center opening on July 18 at more than 95 percent leased, we are looking forward to building on the momentum of a tremendous opening,” Lebovits said.
A public ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place July 18 at 10 a.m. Construction began in May 2012, and the outlets will be completed almost a month ahead of the originally scheduled date.
A spokesperson for the outlets said most of the stores will be open for the ribbon-cutting.
Horizon spokeswoman Gina Slechta said more than 1,000 people attended the second job fair for the outlets Thursday in Canton, and 40 stores were represented.
Slechta said many attendees were hired on the spot and that representatives from the stores said the quality of the applicants was excellent.
The first phase of the outlet center will have 370,000 square feet of leasable area and the opportunity to expand with another 30,000 square feet.
The center will have covered walkways and landscaped courtyards, and is located off Interstate 575 at Ridgewalk Parkway in Woodstock. The outlets are projected to generate $3 million of annual sales taxes for the city of Woodstock.