Beaufort County's first LEED-certified shopping center opening March 31 (update: It's open)

LEED-certified shopping center
Tanger Outlet Center Hilton Head I

Updated April 1: Has an outlet mall ever received more press?

To close the circle on this one we'll send you over to The Island Packet's coverage of Thursday's grand reopening, which included a ribbon-cutting by the Beaufort County Council chairman, Gov. Haley and the Hilton Head Chamber.

Updated March 31: Well for all of you shop-a-holics out there today si the day you've been waiting for, Tanger 1 reopens.

Check out The Island Packet's preview this morning here.

With Gov. Haley in town for the ribbon cutting I'm sure photos will follow.

Updated March 25: The Island Packet blogs have a roundup of all of the festivites planned for next week in conjunction with the grand reopening of Tanger 1. 

The centerpiece will be the 11 a.m., March 31 ribbon cutting, which will feature Gov. Nikki Haley.

Check out the Packet roundup here.

Reported February 11: Tanger representatives provided media with a sneak peak/hard hat tour of the Tanger Outlet Center Hilton Head I redevelopment project on Thursday. 

LaDonna Shamlou, general manager of the property emphasized that the project will be Beaufort County's first LEED-certified green shopping center. LEED certification provides independent third party verification that a project meets the highest green building and performance measures. 

205 Tanger hosts media for a sneak peak and hard hat tour.According to Jon Rembold, site engineer with Ward Edwards, Tanger was committed from the very beginning to a green project. He cites the recycling of old slab on the original site, approximately 11,000 tons of concrete, never leaving the site and reincorporated into the project as well as the preservation of trees that were incubated in an on-site nursery and replanted in the new landscape. 

Redevelopment of the property began in January 2010 and is expected to be completed on schedule for grand opening activities to transpire on March 31-April 3. The $50 million investment by Tanger at this site is a continuation of its effort nationally to make each outlet center a premier shopping attraction in its market. An estimated 350+ full and part time permanent positions in retail management and sales are projected to be created as a result of the redevelopment of the Tanger Outlet Center Hilton Head I property.

WTOC 11 was there and has some nice video of the redeveloped property.

The outlet will be hosting a job fair on February 17.

The 177,000 square foot shopping center located at 1270 Fording Island Road, Bluffton consists of more than 40 famous brand name and designer outlet stores.


A list of the stores expected to open: Adidas, Bare Escentuals, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Chico’s Outlet, The Children’s Place, DKNY Donna Karan New York, Hugo Boss, J.Crew, Jockey, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers, Kenneth Cole, Lane Bryant Outlet, Le Gourmet Chef, Levi’s Outlet, LongHorn Steakhouse, New Balance, Nine West, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and White House Black Market.