Outlet Collection at Riverwalk unveils tenants

New Orleans, La. - The Howard Hughes Corporation announced its lineup of tenants for the redevelopment of the Riverwalk Marketplace into The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Along with being the nation's first outlet center located in a downtown setting, the project will be the first location in New Orleans and the Gulf region for many of the Riverwalk's retailers.

"These exceptional retailers will create an unmatched shopping experience at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk," said Mark Bulmash, Senior Vice President of Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. "Our team has been working side-by-side with the City of New Orleans to ensure that we exceed the expectations of local shoppers while continuing to drive tourists and revenue to the Downtown area."

Virtually all of the space at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is committed with 94 percent of leases executed by well-known national outlet retailers along with popular local retail, dining and entertainment offerings. New-to-the-market retailers and restaurants signed-on to date include: Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus, Coach Men's Factory Store, Tommy Bahama, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, Hartstrings Childrenswear, U.S. Polo Assn. Outlet, It'Sugar, Sunglass Warehouse, Red Mango and New Balance Factory Stores.

Additional Riverwalk tenants include notable brands such as Coach Factory Store, Café du Monde, Kenneth Cole Company Store, LOFT Outlet, Chico's Outlet, Clarks/Bostonian Outlet, Gap Outlet, Guess Factory Store, Kay Jewelers, Raising Cane's, Sunglass Hut Outlet and The Fudgery. The full list of tenants can be viewed at www.outletcollectionatriverwalk.com

The redevelopment will expand its footprint by about 50,000 square feet to an approximate total of 250,000 square feet. Interior demolition and other construction activities are underway. The property plans to reopen in late spring/early summer of 2014.