Woodburn Premium Outlets

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Woodburn Premium Outlets
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Woodburn Company Stores entrance
Location Woodburn, Oregon, United States
45°09′22″N 122°52′43″W / 45.156138°N 122.878561°W / 45.156138; -122.878561Coordinates: 45°09′22″N 122°52′43″W / 45.156138°N 122.878561°W / 45.156138; -122.878561
Opening date August 1999
Management Craig Realty Group
Owner Simon Property Group Inc.
No. of stores and services 110
No. of anchor tenants 13
Total retail floor area 350,292 square feet (32,543.2 m2) (GLA)
No. of floors 1
Website http://www.woodburncompanystores.com/

Woodburn Premium Outlets is an outlet mall in Woodburn, Oregon, United States. The complex, located between the cities of Portland and Salem on Interstate 5, opened in 1999 as the Woodburn Company Stores.[1] Owned and operated by Craig Realty Group, the center has over 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2) of retail space.[1]

History[edit]

Initially costing $20 million, Woodburn Company Stores opened with 243,000 square feet (22,600 m2) of retail space in August 1999.[1] The center was expanded by 66,500 square feet (6,180 m2) of space which opened in November 2003. An additional 23,700 square feet (2,200 m2) added in November 2005[1][2] cost $1.6 million and included Nike, Inc. as an anchor to the outlet mall.[3] The complex was a target of a large shoplifting ring in 2006.[4] Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends in 2007, a shuttle bus service called the Woodburn Outlet Express ran from the Portland Union Bank of California, the Portland Hilton Hotel, the Lake Oswego Hilton Garden Inn, to the mall and back.[5][6] Round-trip fare was $20. After low demand during that trial period, the service was discontinued.

The center added another 27,402 square feet (2,545.7 m2) of space costing $5.1 million opened in February 2009. Its last expansion, consisting of public restrooms and 16 retail spaces, broke ground in February 2012 and opened seven months later.[7] Costing $10 million, it added 38,569 square feet (3,583.2 m2) for a final total area of 388,378 square feet (36,081.5 m2) for the center.[8] The company S.D. Deacon has been the general contractor of the mall's construction during all phases. For the Christmas holiday shopping season in 2012, the center reached 100 percent occupancy.[9] In 2012, the center had its highest total of visitors in its history, with 4.5 million people visiting the center.[10] Simon Property Group bought the center in June 2013 from developer Craig Realty Group and changed the name from Woodburn Company Stores to Woodburn Premium Outlets.[11]

Details[edit]

Stores at the center include Nike, Columbia Sportswear’s largest outlet,[12] Brooks Brothers,[13] Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Guess, and Fossil among others, along with a travel information booth.[14][15][16] The outlet is the largest tax-free shopping outlet in the Western United States.[5] It is one of Oregon's most popular tourist attractions[16] with 4.4 million visitors recorded in 2011.

Anchors[edit]

Additional store space added in 2009 at north end

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Woodburn Company Stores to expand". Portland Business Journal. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  2. ^ Tims, Dana (2005-02-04). "Woodburn Company Stores will expand for new tenant". The Oregonian. 
  3. ^ "Nike store to anchor Woodburn mall expansion". Portland Business Journal. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  4. ^ Bernstein, Maxine (2006-11-17). "Police find giant stash of designer label goods". The Oregonian. 
  5. ^ a b Brady, Jocelyn (2007-06-03). "Woodburn Outlet Express: Vacant Until Filled". Willamette Week. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  6. ^ Jung, Helen (2007-05-19). "Bus plugs shoppers into outlet". The Oregonian. 
  7. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (July 23, 2012). "Woodburn outlet adding 16 new stores". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Gunderson, Paula (2012-02-13). "Woodburn Company Stores adds nearly 40,000 square feet". The Oregonian. 
  9. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (November 19, 2012). "Woodburn Stores 100 percent leased for the holidays". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (February 12, 2013). "Woodburn outlet reports record 4.5M visitors in 2012". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (June 5, 2013). "Big changes for Woodburn outlet center". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Columbia Sportswear looks south". Portland Business Journal. 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  13. ^ McInerny, Vivian (2007-02-01). "Can an American classic live up to expectations?". The Oregonian. 
  14. ^ "Kiosk gives tourists information at travel plaza". Portland Business Journal. 2006-04-19. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  15. ^ Oremus, Will (2005-08-11). "Tourism center lures visitors in Woodburn factory outlet mall". The Oregonian. 
  16. ^ a b Glaser, Gabrielle (2005-04-10). "Oregon: Things look discounted here – The universal lure of bargains compels foreign visitors to add the Woodburn Company Stores to their lists of things to see". The Oregonian. 

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