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White Oaks Mall Owner Now Part Of Legacy Pointe Outlet Project


A major retail development planned near the Scheel's store in Springfield will now involve the company that runs White Oaks Mall.

Simon Property Group has joined with Global Outlet Management to build 80 outlet stores at MacArthur Boulevard and I-72.

It's being called a 50/50 partnership.  David Ober, with Global Outlet Management out of Hershey, Pennsylvania, says the two companies teaming up means the development will be opening next year.

"We're excited about that.  We are excited about the partnership.  You know, these things take time.  All these things take time," he said.

The project known as Legacy Pointe has been on the drawing board for several years.  But delays have resulted in many questioning if it would occur. Ober says an official opening date will be announced soon.

The announcement also indicates Simon's plan for separate outlet shopping near White Oaks Mall won't happen. 

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