Riverwalk outlets to open in May

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Howard Hughes Corporation announced Tuesday that the opening of The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk will occur in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

The celebration showcasing the city's new premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in the heart of New Orleans will kick-off with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:30am in Spanish Plaza followed by a weekend of festivities.

Tenants include Coach Factory Store, Coach Men's Factory Store, Forever 21 and Last Call Studio by Neiman Marcus. Café du Monde, Chico's Outlet, Clarks/Bostonian Outlet, Gap Outlet, Guess Factory Store, Hartstrings Childrenswear, It'Sugar, Kay Jewelers, Kenneth Cole Company Store, and LOFT Outlet.

The redevelopment is expanding the Riverwalk's footprint by approximately 50,000 square feet to nearly 250,000 square feet to be more suitable for national retailers and create a more inviting atmosphere for guests. During construction, The Howard Hughes Corporation estimates that more than 700 construction jobs will have been created.

A job fair for retail positions will be conducted in April.

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