New outlet center opening at Hagerstown

Maryland Watch

August 07, 1998

Maryland's newest factory outlet center, Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, opens today at Interstate 70 and Route 65.

The village-style, 218,000-square-foot center includes 60 designer and specialty outlet stores, among them DKNY, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Gap Outlet, J. Crew Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Reebok Factory Direct Store and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.

The center also has an enclosed food court, a playground and a customer-service center, all designed around landscaped walkways and courtyards.

The developer, Baltimore-based Prime Retail Inc., plans to build two more sections that will double the center's size. The second section is under construction and will open this year.

Initially, Prime expects 3 million shoppers and sales of $40 million to $60 million a year. The center will bring 400 jobs to Hagerstown, with the potential for another 400. The center should initially generate state sales tax revenue of $2 million to $3 million.

The Hagerstown center, Prime's first in Maryland, is the 50th for the real estate investment trust.

Pub Date: 8/07/98

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