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By Eric Heinz
Last month, the San Clemente Times was invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the shops as construction of the Outlets at San Clemente continues into its final phase.
The lifestyle center, situated between Avenida Vista Hermosa and Avenida Pico along Interstate 5 freeway, seeks to offer modern amenities.
According to a press release from the Outlets, services and amenities available onsite will include a VIP loyalty program with an exclusive lounge, valet parking, restrooms, complimentary WiFi, baggage check and stroller or wheelchair rentals will be available.
Susan Jennrich is the new general manager of Outlets at San Clemente. According to a press release, she served as the general manager of Citadel Outlets in Commerce in 2007, a 700,000-square-foot mixed-use commercial property in Los Angeles.
Jennrich most recently helped oversee more than 500,000 square feet of retail and office space and hundreds of additional jobs in the area.
When it opens, The Outlets at San Clemente will offer up to 70 retailers. The companies committed to leasing space in the Outlets include Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Columbia Sportswear, GUESS, H&M, Levi’s, Nike, PUMA, Tilly’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and White House Black Market.
The key restaurant tenants upon opening will include fast,casual brands Panera Bread, Ruby’s Diner and Starbucks.
The final development plan includes more than 12 restaurant and dining options, including four restaurants with scenic ocean views overlooking the Marblehead Coastal development.
The grand opening of Outlets at San Clemente will take place in October 2015. Additional stores and restaurants will open throughout 2016.
Job fair dates have been scheduled for August 13, 29 and 30 at the San Clemente Senior Center.
For more information, visit www.outletsatsanclemente.com.