Outlets at San Clemente to Open in October

Craig Realty Group, which developed and manages the Desert Hills Premium Outlets and Citadel Outlets in Southern California, recently announced it would build an outlet retail center in San Clemente, Calif., devoted to off-price goods from well-known brands.

The project is called the Outlets at San Clemente. The more than 325,000-square-foot project is scheduled to open in October and will provide space for up

to 70 retailers. Confirmed tenants are Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Columbia Sportswear, Guess, H&M, Levi’s, Nike, Puma, Tilly’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and White House Black Market, according to a statement from Craig Realty, which is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif.

The project also will feature 12 restaurants and dining options, which will include Panera Bread, Ruby’s Diner and Starbucks. Craig Realty Group also plans

to offer valet parking at the new outlet center. Other services to be offered will be Wi-Fi, baggage check, and stroller and wheelchair rentals, among

other amenities, said Steven L. Craig, managing partner of Craig Realty Group.

“This is one of the most ambitious and exciting developments in our portfolio to date,” he said. “I’m confident this center will redefine what consumers

expect from outlet shopping.”

The outlet center’s buildings will resemble the “Spanish village” architecture that has defined the architectural look of downtown San Clemente. Outlets at

San Clemente will be located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway at Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Pico, which is a short drive from the downtown area.

After decades of being primarily known as a sleepy surfing town and as a residence for President Richard Nixon during his White House years and after he

resigned in 1974, San Clemente has grown into a hub in this region of south Orange County. Stance Inc.—which has developed socks into a popular category at

surf, skate and juniors retailers—opened its headquarters in San Clemente last year.