Simon says Tulsa Premium Outlets will be in Jenks

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JENKS, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Simon announced they will build Tulsa Premium Outlets in Jenks
  • First phase will be approximately 325,000 square feet, feature 80 to 90 stores
  • Construction schedule to start in Spring 2016, open in summer 2017

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Simon announced the location for its Tulsa Premium Outlets in the Jenks.

This project will be built along the south side of Creek Turnpike west of the Arkansas River in Jenks’s River District.

The first phase of the development will be approximately 325,000 square feet and feature 80 to 90 stores.

Construction in Jenks is scheduled to start in spring 2016 with an opening in summer 2017.

“We are eager to serve the entire Tulsa metropolitan market from this location,” said Mark Silvestri, COO of Simon Premium Outlets. “We are really looking forward to bringing our vision of value shopping, which has been extremely popular throughout the world, to Tulsa.”

“Tulsa Premium Outlets will serve as a top-tier destination for visitors to Jenks and the greater Tulsa market,” said City of Jenks Mayor Kelly Dunkerley. “Public investment in infrastructure around the Arkansas River is returning dividends to the entire region in the form of private investment and job creation.”

Simon owns Woodland Hills Mall and invested significant capital in that property, including the dramatic makeover of the food area renamed “Dining at the Hills,” making it Oklahoma’s signature retail destination.

Road construction for the project will cost $17 million, and taxpayers are responsible for $7 of that.  The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will cover the remaining $10 million.

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Tulsa city leaders say they were not aware of Simon's decision until they heard the announcement Friday. 

“I am sorry the Simon group was not interested in the alternative site presented and that differences could not be worked out on their original choice for the outlet mall," said Mayor Dewey Bartlett.  "However, looking on the bright side of things, we will see mall development happen, and it will remain in our region.”

Here's a look at how the roads around the area will look:


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