A high-end complex of outlet stores is being proposed for Gloucester Township, a Camden County suburb that has long hoped to land a destination retail center.
"It's finally happening,' Mayor David Mayer says. "It will have between 90 and 120 stores...and will generate further economic development."
The township on Wednesday approved the site plan for the 450,000-square-foot "Gloucester Premium Outlets at Gloucester Township" on a 55-acre tract near the College Drive exit of the 42 Freeway and the Black Horse Pike. A partnership including the Simon Property Group is the developer; company representatives could not be reached for comment Thursday.
According to Mayer, the center will include a substantial amount of outdoor space for dining and other activities and create 700 permanent jobs. "It will put Gloucester Township on the map," he says. "We have had such an identity challenge."