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NEWS
August 7, 1998
By GUY FLETCHER / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer [ enlarge ] Workers have spent most of this week putting the finishing touches on the new Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, a 218,000-square-foot outlet mall that formally opens today. Signs have been erected, parking spaces added, walls painted, flowers planted and other last-minute details attended to in preparation for the 11 a.m. grand opening ceremonies. Outlet officials expect an estimated 50,000 people to turn out this weekend to shop for factory-direct merchandise from manufacturers such as Nautica, Nine West, Jones New York and Polo.
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By GUY FLETCHER | August 8, 1998
More than 21,000 shoppers swarmed the new 51-store Prime Outlets at Hagerstown Friday for a grand opening marked by unrestrained fanfare, praise from shoppers and officials, and huge crowds. "I know from the crowds we are already seeing ... this center is well on its way to being Maryland's outlet shopping destination," said Brian Downie, vice president of development of Prime Retail, the center's Baltimore-based owner. Shoppers flooded the center by 4:30 p.m., according to the company's traffic counts.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | March 9, 2000
Prime Outlets announced Thursday that L. L. Bean and Liz Claiborne are among 20 stores that will open at the Hagerstown outlet center in April. cont. from front page Most of the stores moving into the 97,980-square-foot Phase III building will open before the April 14 grand opening ceremony, Marketing Director Alice Rosen said. A separate 66,169-square-foot building housing the Home Co. has been designated Phase IIIA. With the opening of Phase III, the number of stores at Prime Outlets, off Sharpsburg Pike, will increase from 86 to at least 106. The outlet mall, which owners project will draw an estimated 3 million people a year, has 86 stores in Phases I and II, Rosen said.
NEWS
January 18, 2002
Florida firm buys 70 percent stake in Prime Outlets By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com Prime Retail has sold a 70 percent stake in Prime Outlets at Hagerstown to a Florida real estate investment firm to which it had tried unsuccessfully to sell the outlets almost two years ago. The $23.5 million sale of the 110-store outlet center was completed Jan. 11 to a partnership consisting of Prime Retail and Estein &...
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 16, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A grand opening was held Thursday for a temporary welcome center that could draw more than 200,000 people off Interstate 70 and into Prime Outlets at Hagerstown. That's the number of people who visited the welcome center at Myersville, Md., each year before it closed for reconstruction work in April, said Margot A. Amelia, executive director of the Maryland Office of Tourism. The center off I-70 near Myersville will be closed through September 2009. The center at Prime Outlets will be open while the Myersville location in closed, and Amelia said it is a destination for anyone who needs directions, brochures, maps or information about tourism in Maryland.
NEWS
April 21, 2008
Maryland State Police were looking for a man who robbed a shopper at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown Sunday afternoon. Police said that the man stole about $60 from the shopper's wallet about 3:15 p.m. as he was returning to his car. The man was opening the driver's-side passenger door of his vehicle when the man told him to "turn around," police said. A hard object was pressed against the victim's back, and police said the victim believed it was a gun. The man reached into the victim's back pocket and took the man's wallet, removing $60 that was inside, police said in a press release.
NEWS
February 25, 1999
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer It's Thursday, middle of the afternoon, cold enough that you can see your breath and snowing lightly. Still, there are plenty of cars in the parking lot at the village-style Prime Outlets at Hagerstown. Families with baby strollers, couples, groups of friends and lone shoppers quickly make their way under the covered walkways from store to store. [cont. from front page ]
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 1999
WASHINGTON COUNTY ? The mother of a 2-year-old child and her boyfriend were charged Friday morning after the child was found alone in a vehicle during the midnight Black Friday shopping event at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Department press release. Laura Ashley Havens, 20, of 11450 Pine Hill Drive in Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with one count each of reckless endangerment and confining an unattended child, deputies said. Her boyfriend, Casey Byrnes Shields, 22, of the same address, was charged with one count each of confining an unattended child, reckless endangerment, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.
NEWS
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | April 2, 2000
Cindi and Dennis Kelly drove from their Hanover, Pa., home to Prime Outlets at Hagerstown Sunday for one reason - to exchange a bracket for a stereo they'd bought from one of the outlet mall's stores. cont. from front page But once they arrived and saw the new third phase and stand-alone home furnishings store, they decided to stick around and check them out. "They've added some good stores," said Cindi Kelly, 51, who said she spent $100 in the new Geoffrey Beene store and was eying the yet-to-open Banana Republic store for their college-age daughter.
NEWS
July 16, 2009
A bed of black eyed susans and a mural decorate the grounds at Prime Outlets in Hagerstown on Wednesday
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