THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Denver Premium Outlets, the newest outlet mall along Colorado’s Front Range, opens on Thursday. It includes stores like Kate Spade, Calvin Klein and Vineyard Vines.
It’s located off Interstate 25 and 136th and is expected to provide a big boost to the city of Thornton.
In addition to the discount prices available to shoppers at the outdoor mall, it has already created hundreds of new jobs in the city. The tax revenue generated by the mall is slated to eclipse $100 million over its lifetime.
Administrators of the mall designed it to be reflective of the Colorado lifestyle. So in addition to the featured designer fashions, there’s a good sampling of outdoors and activewear brands.
The mall includes a playground for kids, restaurants and pets are welcomed in many of the areas.
“We have elements here that will appeal to Coloradans. I think outdoor recreation, we have a play park that’s unparalleled with climbing towers and a dinosaur fossil pit for the youngest children,” said Les Morris with Simon Malls. “We have watering stations and waste stations so you can bring your four-legged friends all in a Lead-certified environment overlooking the mountains.”
The mall opened to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday.