Asheville Outlets facts for kids
Asheville Outlets, May 2015
|Location||Asheville, North Carolina, United States|
|Address||800 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC 28806|
|Opening date||October 25, 1989 (as Biltmore Square Mall)
May 1, 2015 (as Asheville Outlets)
|Closing date||January 31, 2014 (as Biltmore Square)|
|Developer||New England Development|
|Owner||New England Development|
|No. of stores and services||70 (Same number when it was a mall)|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||325,000 sq ft (30,200 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Asheville Outlets is a shopping mall located just off I-26 on Brevard Road (North Carolina Highway 191) in Asheville, North Carolina. Outlet stores include Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Coach, Cole Haan, GAP Factory Store, J. Crew Factory, Nike Factory Store, RH Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and Vera Bradley. Field & Stream did have a store but has since closed at Asheville Outlets and is now a Sportsman's Warehouse.
Biltmore Square Mall, the original shopping center on the site, was built in 1989 with Hess's, Proffitt's, and Belk as its anchor stores.
In March 1998, the mall management (along with other plaintiffs) attempted to resist annexation into the city of Asheville. The attempt was unsuccessful.
In November 2006, Symphony Property Group and two local investment groups (collectively calling themselves Biltmore Eight, LLC) purchased the shopping center with the assistance of a third-party loan. Thereafter the managing firm disclosed that the owner decided to expand the property in the first quarter of 2007 by an additional 83,000 sq ft (7,700 m2).
Cinebarre, a new concept in movie theaters and restaurants, was unveiled in the Biltmore Square Mall in 2007. Food, beer, and wine are served before and during the screening of films in the theater.
The mall closed on January 31, 2014, except for the anchors and Dollar Tree. Belk closed at the end of 2014.
The redeveloped shopping center opened on May 1, 2015 as an outlet mall called Asheville Outlets. Developed by New England Development, its new anchor stores are Dillard's Clearance Center & Field & Stream with other stores including Nike Factory Store, Under Armour, Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Cole Haan, Tommy Hilfiger, Bath & Body Works and close to 65 other stores. It is an open-air mall that features covered breezeways and a fire and water fountain.
- Dillard's Clearance Center
- RH Outlet (Restoration Hardware)
- Nike Factory Store
- Under Armour
- West Elm Outlet
- VF Outlet
- Steve & Barry's
- Cinebarre Cinemas
- Davis Furniture
- Goody's Family Clothing
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