NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Premium Outlets are well on their way to becoming a major shopping destination in the city.
Simon Property Group says they are on schedule to open this summer.
The real estate company wouldn’t go into detail about the stores coming to the mall but are planning an announcement in about two weeks.
The mall will include between 80 and 90 stores.
Simon owns Williamsburg Premium Outlets - so if you’ve been there before you may see similar stores at the new Norfolk location.
The mall is set to open in June.
In Downtown Norfolk, management with Waterside District said they will open in late April, with plans to hire about one thousand employees.
"We just announced Luk Fu, which is our Asian cuisine restaurant inside the market," Glenn Sutch, the president of Waterside District, said. "The markets a really unique place. We just also announced the Harbor Club."
People say this comes at an important time.
"Since we are closing down a lot of things in the city - I feel like this may actually help us out because I feel we are bringing a lot of jobs that may be lost there," Amber Tatem, who works downtown, said.
Sutch says several others stores are coming to the entertainment venue but wouldn't name them.