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Tanger stores revealed as construction begins

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

They're clearing the land and starting site work for the much anticipated outlet mall in Pooler at I-95 and Pooler Parkway.

Thursday we learned some inside information.

Tanger CEO Steve Tanger himself flew to Pooler Thursday to specifically make the news of the partnership official. 

"It's a great day in Pooler, GA," said Tanger.

Announcing to us, the Mayor and some other city leaders more details about some of the 90 brand name and designer outlet stores that will open by next year in the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

"Some of our construction of Tanger Outlets is planning to deliver 400,000 square feet and will house about 90 fashion upscale brand name and designer outlet stores, such names as our other Tanger Stores Michael Kors, J.Crew, White House Black Market, Anne Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Nike, Abercrombie, Banana Republic and many more," said Steve Tanger.

The 120 acre site will allow for more stores and other businesses. Tanger said the new Tanger Outlets Savannah will have an economic impact of $10 million in annual sales tax revenue for the state of Georgia.

The project will create an estimated 300 jobs during the construction phase and another 900 jobs once the outlets open.

"There is a big demand in this community and in the greater Savannah area," said Tanger. "This will be their only outlet shopping mall in a 50 mile radius of here. Our research has shown there is a big demand from consumers for our type of product. In good times people like a value, in tough times like these, they need one."

"It's huge, not only for Pooler, but for the entire area," said Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb. "Chatham County is going to get a lot of sales tax revenue, so this is going to be big for all the cities and for our county and big for the entire area because of the jobs being brought in."

Tanger Outlets Savannah is expected to open by April 2015.

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