Thousands Flock to Staten Island’s North Shore to Celebrate the Grand Opening
Last night, thousands of New Yorkers, state and city officials, and business leaders celebrated the grand opening of Empire Outlets. New York City’s first-ever outlet center. Empire Outlets’ unique combination of high-quality retail outlets, green public open spaces, dynamic art installations, and world-class dining embody the future of the New York City shopping experience.
Starting today, visitors to Empire Outlets will be treated to outlet-priced merchandise in a modern, airy, light-filled setting designed by the world-renowned SHoP Architects. Across 340,000 square feet, Empire Outlets boasts scores of designer stores including Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Sporting Goods,Gap Factory, H&M, Jockey, Nike Factory, and Old Navyamong many others. Additional retailers, including Nordstrom Rack, American Eagle Outfitters,Crocs and more will open their stores throughout the spring and summer. Later this summer, a 40,000-square-foot food and beverage deck with unmatched sweeping views of Manhattan, will open with dozens of food concepts including MRKTPL, Staten Island’s first-ever artisanal food hall.
Empire Outlets, which, in collaboration with NYC and Co., is being marketed to visitors from around the world and is expected to become a premier shopping destination, is revitalizing Staten Island’s North Shore and uplifting local businesses. Visitors can access Empire Outlets as they depart the free Staten Island Ferry which provides service 24/7 at the St. George Ferry Terminal, as the outlet center is located mere steps away from the terminal. It is centrally located near iconic Staten Island attractions like the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the St. George Theatre and Richmond County Bank Ballpark. Empire Outlets will also feature a 1,250-spaceparking garage, connecting commuters from Staten Island to Manhattan.