December 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Simon Property Group said Tuesday it is buying the Prime Outlets shopping centers as part of a transaction valued at about $2.33 billion. Prime Outlets Acquisition Co., a subsidiary of The Lightstone Group of Lakewood, N.J., a real estate company, currently owns Prime Retail. Simon said in a news release it will pay Prime Outlets Acquisition Co. about $700 million for Prime Outlets -- 80 percent in cash and 20 percent in Simon common operating partnership units.
August 21, 2009
A driver was taken to Washington County Hospital Friday afternoon after experiencing a diabetic emergency and crashing at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said. The crash happened at about 1:47 p.m., a police dispatcher said. The vehicle crashed near the site of the future Columbia Sportswear Co. store. No one else was injured in the crash, the dispatcher said.
July 4, 2009
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 Filene Center Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Tickets cost $10 and $38, plus service charge and are available at Tickets .com outlets and online at www.wolftrap.org. Explosion 2009 with Sonu, Sunidhi and Hard Kaur 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 Patriot Center George Mason University 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, Va. Tickets cost $25 to $100 plus service charge and are available at the Patriot Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
June 27, 2009
Prime Outlets at Hagerstown has announced the addition of three new stores and an eatery. o Oriental Rugs and More opened a 3,000-square-foot location next to Carter's KidsWear in April. o Jr.'s Steakery opened in the outlet center's food court June 16. o Book Warehouse is open in a 3,000-square-foot store next to Alfred Dunner. o Hot Stepper, an urban wear store, is expected open in early July. The 485,796-square-foot outlet center along Sharpsburg Pike features more than 100 brand-name retailers such as COACH, kate spade, Lucky Brand Jeans, Calvin Klein and Polo Ralph Lauren.
June 24, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Maryland's tourism office let a lease for a temporary welcome center at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown expire, despite delays in building a permanent $18 million center off Interstate 70. The state started renting space at the outlet center in May 2008 while the welcome center in Myersville, Md., was closed as part of a replacement project. When the one-year lease expired at the end of May, the Maryland Office of Tourism vacated the Prime Outlets storefront.
June 4, 2009
Columbia Sportswear will be joining the lineup of stores at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown this fall. Columbia Sportswear, one of the world's most successful outerwear brands and the leading retailer of ski wear in the United States, will occupy a 7,384-square-foot space in the retail center at 495 Prime Outlets Blvd. The 485,796-square-foot outlet center along Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) offers everyday savings of as much as 65 percent off retail prices and features an exciting collection of brand-name retailers.