CHICAGO, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier U.S. outlet developer and manager AWE Talisman and Macerich, one of the nation's leading regional mall owners, operators and developers, today named the full slate of anchors and the list of specialty stores coming to Fashion Outlets of Chicago. The new property is set to open just outside of Chicago – minutes away from O'Hare International Airport - in Rosemont, Ill., on August 1, 2013.
Anchors opening at the two-level, 530,000 square-foot outlet mall include Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Forever 21.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago marks the first fully enclosed, multi-level property with this level of amenities in the Chicago area in more than two decades.
"We don't believe there is another shopping environment that reaches this caliber of global brands with this level of customer care and market access," said AWE Talisman Chairman Arthur Weiner. "Beyond the robust slate of retail and dining attractions, Fashion Outlets of Chicago also will offer an exciting set of customer amenities and social experiences, including a world-class art installation."Fashion Outlets of Chicago is the latest development in an increasingly rich Rosemont area, which has seen a number of new restaurants and entertainment venues open in recent years. It is located on Fashion Outlets Way off of Balmoral Road in Rosemont and off of I-294 at the intersections of I-190 and I-90. Dining is another focus of the new property: Fashion Outlets of Chicago will offer two fine dining restaurants, Prasino and Villagio, in addition to a first-level food court and variety of other quick-service options. "Fashion Outlets of Chicago marks our commitment to the changing face of outlet retail in America," said Art Coppola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macerich. "Today's announcement of the outstanding tenant mix and opening date for Fashion Outlets of Chicago is a significant milestone for our company, demonstrating Macerich's ongoing commitment to the market, as well as to our outlet strategy." Fashion Outlets of Chicago will provide a variety of convenient amenities designed to appeal to the thousands of travelers passing through nearby O'Hare International Airport every day of the year. These include regular shuttles to and from the airport's terminals, as well as downtown hotels from our transportation partner Go Airport Express. Additionally, Fashion Outlets of Chicago is partnering with TSA-certified BAGS Inc. to operate a special concierge service that allows travelers to print boarding passes and check shopping bags and luggage directly to their flights. For more information visit the Fashion Outlets of Chicago online. About AWE Talisman AWE Talisman is the developer and manager of the Fashion Outlets designer outlet center brand (in Primm, Nevada, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Niagara Falls, New York). In addition AWE Talisman, along with its partner Macerich, is developing the 530,000-sf Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois, which will open in August 1, 2013. For additional information on the Fashion Outlets of Chicago please see our website at www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com. About Macerich Macerich (NYSE:MAC) is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States. Macerich now owns approximately 65 million square feet of gross leaseable area consisting primarily of interests in 62 regional shopping centers. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company's website at www.macerich.com . Website: http://www.fashionoutletsofchicago.com