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Changes continue at Outlets

NICOLE FORMOSA
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SILVERTHORNE ” The renovations are wrapping up at the Trout Village in the Outlets at Silverthorne, but the changes keep coming.

A Calvin Klein store will move into a space that is currently occupied by Pfaltzgraff in the village, Outlets manager Rob Goodell said.

Pfaltzgraff will be leaving the shopping center, after negotiations to move the housewares store to another village failed.



“Their space is a bit large ” the square footage ” for the business they do, they haven’t had the greatest sales,” Goodell said. “We were trying to work with them, but we kind of mutually decided we should part ways.”

Calvin Klein, which formerly operated a store in the Outlets in the 1990s, will move back in, with an opening date anticipated for September.



Banana Republic is set to open in the Trout Village in middle to late August.

Meanwhile, Goodell is still working on attracting more food vendors to the three villages, which offer shoppers few options.

There is a sandwich shop in the Buffalo Village and a private vendor has recently set up a snack and beverage cart in the new plaza in the Trout Village, but Goodell would like to see more variety.

“That’s one part of the redevelopment where we haven’t done as good of job as we had hoped,” he said.

Regardless of few food choices, the shoppers are apparently still coming out.

In April, sales tax numbers collected at the Outlets was up 36.5 percent from April 2004 and 11.03 percent year-to-date.

The Trout Village, which saw the recent additions of Polo Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Coldwater Creek, Coach and Timberland experienced a 128.2 percent increase in sales tax from April of last year.

Before renovations began, Goodell forecast an additional $500,000 in sales tax revenue per year toward the town’s coffer and says the stores are “on track” to hit that mark.

Old Navy has signed on to anchor the Ptarmigan Village and will occupy the Levi’s Outlet space, which has temporarily moved to the opposite end of the village until a permanent space is worked out.

Construction should begin simultaneously on the Ptarmigan and Buffalo villages in July, with a completion date scheduled for Thanksgiving.

Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or at nformosa@summitdaily.com


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