Fears about outlet mall fading

October 27, 2016 by  

Before the Tanger Factory Outlet Center opened in Berkshire Township, residents in Lewis Center and throughout the area expressed concern that the new mall would create traffic snarls and bring increased crime. Now, about four months after the center’s grand opening, officials say there have been far fewer difficulties than anticipated, and that the center has proven to be very productive.

The site covers 56 acres and cost $110m, with investment coming from Tanger and Simon Property Group, a developer.

Rod Myers, a Berkshire Township trustee, said he was anticipating many calls about problems at the mall, but has not received a single one, which he sees as an indication that the project is proving to be of little concern to anyone. In fact, it is proving profitable, according to Bob Lamb, who is the economic development director for Delaware County.

Lamb notes that the mall has drawn a lot of shoppers from all over the region, meeting a need that exists in the area. Although he has no specific dollar figures yet, Lamb said early information indicates the county will recoup its investment in the project within the three-to-four-year timeframe specified before the project started. Lamb also said that the success of the Tanger development could draw further projects to the area.

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