Shopping Center Business

MAY 2018

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BLUHAWK 214 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • May 2018 tacked onto a weekend full of games. At a complex such as Bluhawk, families could not only attend their games, but also stay in one of three hotels, shop, dine and visit the Cosmosphere Innovation Space. The museum will be a satellite facility of the Smithsonian-affiliated Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas. The Cosmosphere Innovation Space, sports complex and community and civic center / arena are expected to draw from 100 miles and beyond and could bring in up to 1.5 million visitors each year. The outlet component of the devel- opment, which is being leased by The Outlet Resource Group (TORG), will be dedicated to direct brand stores and other tenants that will complement the unique "healthy bodies, healthy minds" market position of the sports complex and sci- ence museum. "Our plan is to do direct consumer outlet retail that is both expected and un- expected," says Mitchell Brown, TORG's chief operating officer and senior vice president of marketing. "In addition to the traditional list of outlet retailers, we're really excited to go after tenants that will be complementary to the sports complex, the community and civic center/arena and the Cosmos- phere, which has a strong STEM focus," Brown added. "We would look to aug- ment the traditional tenant mix with new tenants that would have appeal in those areas, whether that be sporting goods or educational tenants, there will be a syner- gy that's created between the retail and the other uses. It's really about the new Bluhawk has two phases planned. The second phase will have a science museum, 316,900 square feet of outlet retail and restaurants, two hotesl and 80,000 square feet of office space, as well as additional parking.

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