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Outlets Developer Disputes Claims of Other Chesterfield Outlets

Lawyers intend to address "misleading" claims of other outlet developers at Chesterfield City Hall Monday night.

Developers of one Chesterfield outlet stores mall said Monday that the timeline for work on a second outlet mall by different developers is all wrong, based on claims by the second developer.

Attorneys for Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield Valley will dispute claims by developers of St. Louis Premium Outlets that they are nearly ready to break ground on their mall, a Taubman spokeswoman said.

Taubman broke ground on their mall at Boone's Crossing in April after a year or more of securing federal okays, state okays, and city approvals, several Taubman representatives have told Chesterfield Patch over since February.

Blue Valley-Simon-Wood developers for St. Louis Premium Outlets has said it could break ground on their outlet mall in May.

But Taubman says Blue Valley-Simon-Wood developers do not have the necessary okays, and just can't believe they can start moving dirt this month, as claimed. 

A written statement from Taubman Monday said at Monday's Chesterfield City Council meeting, their attorney will:

". . .Address the misrepresentations of the timing of the Chesterfield Blue Valley project. 

"Taubman’s attorneys will speak to the actual status and timeframe of essential federal permits that Blue Valley has yet to obtain, as well as drainage issues related to Blue Valley’s site. 

"Blue Valley’s continued practice of characterizing the two projects as “neck and neck” is inaccurate and misleading."

The city council isin City Hall, 7pm regular, 6:30pm public pre-meeting conference.

Chesterfield Patch has not yet reached Blue Valley LLC developers over the claims, and counter charges.

Karen Taylor-Rosner May 21, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Chesterfield does not need two outlet malls. If Chesterfield is going to allow this special tax for these outlet mall developers, don't you think all the other businesses in the area are going to want the same benefit? I can't believe Chesterfield residents are going to be happy paying higher taxes on virtually everything they will be buying in the future due to special taxes being gradually added to everything they buy.
Jean Whitney May 21, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Keep in mind that various speakers at city council meetings have said 90 percent of outlet mall shoppers would be from outside Chesterfield, people traveling to the outlet stores from elsewhere, making "a day of it," including busloads of shoppers on trips to the malls—a shopping holiday.
Timothy Daley May 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM
What happens to a to Chesterfield Mall. Upgrade or let it die on the vine....

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