Ribbon Cutting Celebrates County’s First Outlet Center

Palm Beach Outlets, Palm Beach County’s first outlet center, opened with much fanfare earlier this month. Located directly off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Outlets is the only outlet shopping destination within 55 miles.

Stephen R. Karp, chairman of New England Development, was joined at the Feb. 14 ribbon cutting by New England Development President Steven S. Fischman and Executive Vice President Douglass E. Karp, Eastern Real Estate Principal Daniel J. Doherty III, Dean Adler of Lubert-Adler Partners, Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches CEO Dennis Grady, Palm Beach Outlets General Manager Jim Roberts, and members of the Palm Beach Outlets development team, business and community leaders, and other dignitaries who have been instrumental in the development of Palm Beach Outlets.

“This mall is a symbol of the economic revitalization underway in West Palm Beach,” Muoio said. “From the moment the developers decided our city was their best location, it signaled West Palm Beach is once again poised for incredible growth and opportunity. The jobs it will create and the growth it has already sparked will be a huge contributor to our continued success. It is truly a statewide destination like no other, and I am looking forward to welcoming all our new visitors to West Palm Beach.”

To celebrate its grand opening, Palm Beach Outlets featured a three-day, fun-filled schedule of activities from Thursday, Feb. 13 to Saturday, Feb. 15, featuring a charity night, ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebrity style event. Throughout the weekend, guests were treated to specials, giveaways and gift-with-purchase opportunities, alongside live entertainment and plenty of shopping. On Friday, Feb. 14, following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, doors officially opened to the public.

Palm Beach Outlets features more than 100 outlet stores, including some of the best names in fashion, plus an adjacent retail center opening this fall that will feature a dynamic mix of national tenants, including Whole Foods Market, Nordstrom Rack, Sports Authority and T.J. Maxx. The project is expected to have a $319 million economic impact and bring more than 1,500 jobs.

ABOVE: VIPS gather for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 14.