With only a couple weeks to go until the grand opening, officials provided a tour of Norfolk Premium Outlets to members of the media.
The new outlet mall will feature 85 name-brand stores, including Nike, Vans, Banana Republic and Calvin Klein.
“Something is completed every other minute. You take a walk in the morning and you take a walk in the afternoon and you see new things that are coming together and finished,” said Kathie Strauss with Norfolk Premium Outlets.
The 332,000 square-foot project is off I-64 near Northampton Boulevard. It will include a dining hall, art, covered walkways, and a fire pit looking out on Lake Wright, which will have a walking path around it. The mall will feature tributes to local waterways.
“Our courts are actually named for some of the great waterways that create Hampton Roads. We have a court that’s named for Chesapeake, the Chesapeake Bay. We have another named for James, our own James River,” Strauss said.
More than 50 retailers are expected to be ready this month.
“The stores themselves are in their spaces and getting their areas ready for their teams to bring in the merchandise and get ready for opening day,” Strauss said.