Mulitmillion Dollar Renovation Planned for Grapevine Mills, the Largest Outlet and Value Retail Destination in North Texas

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Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, has announced plans for a multimillion dollar renovation to be completed in 2015.

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Rendering of the new Fashion Avenue at Grapevine Mills. The largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas has announced plans for a multimillion dollar renovation.

We’re looking forward to further developing and refining the shopping experience through this significant investment that will better showcase Grapevine Mills’ outstanding retail selections paired with popular dining and entertainment options.

Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, has announced plans for a multimillion dollar renovation that will dramatically transform the property. The project, to be completed in 2015, will create a more inviting shopping environment that will enrich the experience for local families and visitors.

“We’re looking forward to further developing and refining the shopping experience through this significant investment that will better showcase Grapevine Mills’ outstanding retail selections paired with popular dining and entertainment options,” said Gregg Goodman, president of The Mills. “This transformational effort will also benefit the City of Grapevine as we are sure to entice residents and visitors from afar to spend more time and money at Grapevine Mills.”

Building upon Grapevine Mills’ continued success as one of the top retail destinations in the market, the renovation will include neighborhood-by-neighborhood visual and structural improvements. Included will be mall entrance architectural facelifts, a reimagining of retail facades, sleek new flooring, contemporary energy efficient lighting and new soft seating groupings designed to maximize comfort.

Grapevine Mills will conduct the renovation in four phases over the next year in an effort designed for minimal disruption to shoppers and stores. The majority of the work will be performed while the center is closed.

“Grapevine Mills is one of our showcase attractions and a true asset, providing numerous jobs, generating sales tax revenue to maintain and invigorate the city and greatly impacting tourism,” said William D. Tate, mayor of the City of Grapevine. “We’re pleased to be working in tandem with Grapevine Mills to further refine this family destination and add a new level of excitement to our beautiful city of Grapevine, Texas.”

The value-oriented shopping attraction recently welcomed a first-in-market location for Vera Bradley Outlet and Torrid and a Steve Madden store will open in the fall. Earlier this year, popular eatery Chili’s was renovated and retailers such as The Luggage Factory, Buckle, Express Factory Store, Francesca’s, O’Neill and Adidas were added to its already unmatched collection of name brand retailers including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Michael Kors, H&M and J.Crew.

The property also recently added tax-free shopping to its amenities offered for international guests. Located in Neighborhood 1, near the Grapevine Visitors Shuttle pick-up and drop-off location, the new service offers international shoppers on-the-spot refunds on sales taxes paid on purchases from registered retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Coach, G by Guess, Foot Locker, Oakley Vault and other popular stores.

On the family front, Grapevine Mills is home to SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. Last month, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center welcomed Pirate Beach, a colorful water playground featuring more than 30 interactive gadgets pumping and spraying thousands of gallons of water. The 10,000-square-foot addition is the 12th permanent attraction in LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth, and the second added in the last two years. In March, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium unveiled Shark Mission, the first interactive exhibit of its kind in the U.S., where visitors can immerse themselves in the life of a shark, play games, experience spectacular visuals and learn fascinating facts about these majestic predators of the deep.

Another entertainment highlight for all ages is the AMC® 30 Theatres at Grapevine Mills, one of only two AMC movieplex experiences in Texas to feature In-Theatre Dining with Fork & Screen® and Cinema Suites®. In-Theatre Dining is an experience that combines the cuisine and cocktail options of a restaurant with the fun and excitement of a movie theatre. Fork & Screen offers casual dining while Cinema Suites provides a more upscale experience with personal recliners for ages 21 and over. Both options offer extensive menus and seat-side service at the push of a button.

About Grapevine Mills
Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, provides the ultimate shopping experience with more than 180 outlet and value retail stores including Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, H&M, J.Crew, Forever 21, Banana Republic Factory Store, G by Guess, Gap Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Ann Taylor Loft, Nike Factory Store, Oakley Vault and Under Armour. Shoppers can dine at great restaurants including Rainforest Cafe and Chili’s, enjoy family entertainment experiences at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center or catch a movie at AMC® 30 Theatres featuring its In-Theatre Dining experience.

Grapevine Mills is located 2 miles north of DFW Airport on Highway 121N and Grapevine Mills Pkwy in Grapevine, TX, about 30 miles northwest of Dallas. It is open regularly from 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Mon – Sat, and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Grapevine Mills, please call (972) 724-4900 or visit http://www.grapevinemills.com. Like Grapevine Mills on Facebook at facebook.com/ShopGrapevineMills and follow us on Twitter @ShopGrapevine and on Instagram @shopgrapevine.

About The Mills
The Mills®, a part of Simon, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

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