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Tanger Store Owners Ready To See Shopping Center Rebuilt

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July 14, 2008

By Jim Faber – Island Packet

Leaky roofs, rotting walls and broken air conditioners are just a few of the reasons some tenants at Tanger Outlet Center 1 say the mall needs to come down.

They also say vacant stores, the lack of restaurants and other issues prevent more customers from shopping there.

But they have hope for the future.

Last week, the center won approval for a new zoning designation from the Beaufort County Planning Commission that will make plans to tear down the outlet mall easier. The new zoning still needs to be approved by the Beaufort County Council; a development plan also will need the county’s approval.

Tanger’s plans call for knocking down the 191,000-square-foot outlet mall, and building a 222,000-square-foot center on its 25 acres off U.S. 278. The new center also would have outlots for restaurants.

A new, more modern center with restaurants and other amenities will make shoppers want to stay longer, something that will help all the stores, said Tamika Powell, assistant manager at the Reader’s Digest Outlet bookstore.

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