Simon Premium Outlets CEO says Jenks is ‘perfect home’
Tulsa Premium Outlets is set to open in the spring of 2021, per Simon Premium Outlets CEO Stephen Yalof.
The outlet mall has been rumored for years, but questions were answered when the purchase of the land south of the Creek Turnpike and east of Elm Street in Jenks. Yalof said the company is excited to bring the mall to Jenks.
“Tulsa Premium Outlets has found the perfect home right here in Jenks,” Yalof said. “We’re thankful for the city’s partnership and all the work it has invested in preparation for this landmark project. Simon looks forward to continued collaboration as we build a regional shopping destination that will offer a vibrant store mix and family-friendly amenities for the Jenks community – and beyond.”
Yalof expressed the excitement Simon Premium Outlets has for the project and its opening date.
“At the heart of Simon’s strategy is connecting with communities where we can raise the bar for a new shopping experience, and we are proud to confirm we’ve found that opportunity in the Tulsa market,” Yalof said. “Tulsa Premium Outlets will be a regional destination that offers strong value, fantastic fashion and an unparalleled experience for our guests. We are working towards a spring 2021 opening and look forward to sharing the center’s progress as it unfolds.”
Simon Premium Outlets purchased the 51 acres earlier this month from the River District Development Group LLC.
In an interview after the announcement of the purchase, Jenks mayor Robert Lee told the Jenks Tribune about the many impacts the mall could have on the city.
“It’s also going to bring many positive impacts to the entire area,” Lee said. “The aquarium, the downtown area and also the Riverwalk. Anything that helps them out is a good thing.