Springfield, IL (November 20, 2012) – The official ground breaking ceremony was held yesterday for The Outlets At Springfield, an upscale outlet center that will embrace the old town feel of Springfield.

Legacy Pointe Development Company partnered with Global Outlet Management on this project. Global Outlet Management, as managing partner, will handle leasing, advertising and property m5nagement. Based in Hershey, PA, Global Outlet Management is an acknowledged leader in the upscale outlet center industry with over twenty years of experience in outlet retail development, leasing, marketing and property management.

David Ober, Owner and President of Global Outlet Management stated, “We’re very excited to see this day come. We’re working hard to bring a good mix of retailers to the Springfield area.

The goal is to make The Outlets At Springfield not only a tourism attraction but a strong local shopping destination.”

“We want our customer to have a sense of old Springfield as they enter the outlets.” said John Shafer, Architect and Owner of John Shafer & Associates, Inc. “We hope this will be a launching point for the entire Lincoln-Springfield experience.”

The Outlets At Springfield will be over 340,000 square feet on 30 acres of land on the MacArthur Boulevard extension, adjacent to Scheels. When complete, the new outlet center will contain over 80 outlet stores and is projected to create approximately 800-900 new permanent jobs for the Springfield area. With a target date of spring 2014 for its grand opening, The Outlets At Springfield has several top brands in its opening line up.