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For the second time, the opening date for Empire Outlets being built on the St. George waterfront has been pushed back, the Advance has learned.

Now, New York City’s first outlet mall boasting more than 100 designer outlet retailers, a 190 room hotel and a number of restaurants is scheduled to open in fall 2018.

Initially set to open on Black Friday 2017, the opening date was pushed to March 2018 earlier this year to better coincide with the opening of the NY Wheel, which was being built adjacent to the outlets site.

While that project remains in limbo after the NY Wheel developer fired its contractor in May, the outlets delay has been chalked up to too much interest in the project from retailers.

“In the months following the New York State Attorney General’s settlement with the operator of Woodbury Common, Empire Outlets has had a great deal of new interest from well known retail and entertainment operators, as well as food and beverage purveyors, all negotiating for space in New York City’s first outlet center,” said an Empire Outlets spokesman.

In August, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement with Simon Property Group that prohibits Simon owner of Woodbury Common outlets center from using anti competitive tactics to prevent the development of competing outlet centers in New York City.

“This opportunity to broaden the retail program at Empire Outlets is a win for all New Yorkers who are ready to enjoy a world class shopping and dining experience on Staten Island’s North Shore. We look forward to announcing our final tenant lineup in early 2018,” said the spokesman.

He said that because of the increased demand, the project owners and developers,
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BFC Partners, are weighing all of the options.

“In order to effectively manage the increased demand for the remaining space at Empire Outlets, and to ensure that all tenants, including our new prospects, benefit from a single grand opening, we are shifting the opening date to fall 2018,” said the spokesman.

“We are excited about planning a grand opening weekend that will introduce Empire Outlets as one of the city’s finest and most dynamic destinations for residents and tourists alike. As the first key component of Destination St. George, we’re looking forward to opening for business,” he added.

The most recent lease signed with the Empire Outlets was Wasabi Steak Sushi. That restaurant will join Empire Outlets’ diverse group of dining options, including Shake Shack, Two Boots Pizza, Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, Nathan’s Famous and MRKTPL a 12,723 square foot artisanal food hall with a 3,000 square foot outdoor dining space and more than 30 food concepts.
adidas originals the sneeker Empire Outlets opening delayed until fall 2018