What's in store at the outlet mall

One of Southern Arizona's most significant developments in years took another step forward Monday when Simon Property Group announced several tenants for its premium outlet mall in Marana.

The first wave includes AldoAsicsBanana RepublicCalvin KleinCarter'sConverseExpressGapGodivaHelzberg DiamondsNikeOld NavySkechersStarbucksTilly'sTommy Hilfiger and Vans. Many more retailers have committed to space in the mall, which is opening in the early fall.

Stores will measure between 800 and 26,000 square feet. The mall will include 366,000 square feet of retail space and stores will offer discounts of between 25 and 65 percent off retail prices, according to Simon. While the final store count has yet to be determined, there will be at least 80 and potentially more than 90. The mall is expected to draw customers from across the region along with Northern Mexico.

Simon plans to hold a job fair soon for its retail partners. The Town will post news on this blog along with our Facebook and Twitter pages when the date and location are finalized.

The mall is located at the Twin Peaks Interchange on I-10. It's the first step in development of Marana Center, which will include at least one hotel, an auto mall, restaurants, a power center and entertainment venues. Marana Center is being developed by Vintage Partners from the Phoenix area.