County Executive


Prince George's County, Maryland

Grand Opening Celebration of Tanger Outlets National Harbor


For Immediate Release: 11/22/2013 12:00 AM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson | (240) 619-9400

Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will be joined by Council Member Obie Patterson (D-District 8), Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., and Milt Peterson, Chairman, Peterson Companies at the grand opening of the Tanger Outlets National Harbor.  Tanger Outlets National Harbor will consist of over 80 high end retail outlets.  This is the first outlet shopping center in Prince George’s County and the closest Tanger Outlet Center to any major U.S. city in their national chain.  “Voice of the Redskins” Larry Michael and WJLA’s Jummy Olabanji will emcee this event.     

“Tanger Outlets National Harbor is going to be a huge attraction that will bring people into Prince George’s County from all over the region and around the county,” said Prince George’s County Executive Ruhern L. Baker, III. “For years our residents have expressed a strong desire for more high-end retail in the County and the Tanger Outlets will be a wonderful addition to our retail mix.  Tanger’s decision to locate an outlet in Prince George’s County demonstrates to visitors, citizens, and business leaders that there is tremendous opportunity here and I applaud the company for its vision.  It will be great to have people coming to Prince George’s County to shop.”

Tanger Outlets National Harbor represents a private investment of almost $100 million dollars.  It is one of the largest retail economic development projects in the County and created an estimated 600 jobs during construction and approximately 1,000 full and part-time retail jobs.   The center is estimated to create an additional $6.5 million dollars in annual sales tax revenue for the State of Maryland and approximately $1 million in propert tax revenue to Prince George’s County.

For the opening day festivities of Tanger Outlets National Harbor, the Prince George's County Police Department's (PGPD) Special Operations Division (SOD) will handle traffic management.  To help drivers prepare for an expected turnout of 20,000 shoppers, PGPD will provide up-to-the-minute traffic and parking information via Twitter from @PGPDNews using the hashtag #OperationOutlets.

WHO:
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Prince George’s County Council Member Obie Patterson (D-District 8)
Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.,
Milt Peterson, Chairman, Peterson Companies

WHAT:
Grand Opening of Tanger Outlets National Harbor

WHEN:
Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:00 am

WHERE:
Tanger Outlets National Harbor
6800 Oxon Hill Road
National Harbor, MD 20745