This is a conceptual drawing of the Shoppes at Prairie Crossing, an outlet mall planned in Altoona.
New outlet mall coming to Altoona by early 2016
Published on April 14th, 2014 | by Des Moines Register
A long-awaited retail and entertainment development in Altoona will get a jump-start next year when construction begins on a proposed 325,000-square-foot upscale outlet mall that is expected to draw shoppers from across the metro, the state and beyond.
Shopping center developer New England Development of Newton, Mass., plans to build an open-air, pedestrian-friendly outlet center with 75 stores and restaurants.
“I think this deal is a home run,” said Mike Whalen, a Quad Cities businessman who owns and is developing the 175-acre property known as the Shoppes at Prairie Crossing, south of Bass Pro Shops along Interstate Highway 80.
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