Foxwoods Tanger Outlets Opening – Pics & Coverage

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Entrance from Fox Tower

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People were out in droves!

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods has opened its doors, and many were there to see it.  Many of the stores offered opening weekend specials. Window signs such as “50% Off Everything” were common and Tanger staff circulated through the crowds distributing coupons for additional discounts. H&M gave out shopping totes. Skechers held prize drawings. At the center’s Shopper Services, AARP, AAA members and active military could pick up a free coupon book for more savings.  Festivities included mini-styling sessions, a design workshop with the Scott brothers and an Instagram Tech Lounge where shoppers could recharge phones and post selfies to enter to win prizes.

Well, it’s great having a top notch staff here at NETG.  One of our Connecticut correspondents attended, and DeeBin took pics!.  Here’s her take:

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But Wait!….there’s More!

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Plenty of places to sit and relax.

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One of the many artsy touches.

“It was very busy.  Many people stopping in just for the retail.  I still heard comments confused by having to go through the casino entrances to get there, but once inside, I was away from the sounds of slot machine and there was no doubt I was in the outlet center.  Not completely filled yet, some interesting additions will be coming, especially in the food line, for example, an upscale pizza place and Pinkberry.  Unlike other malls or outlets that are affiliated with casinos (such as Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas), affordable and expensive shops exist in the same place. much like any Tanger Outlet.  And anyone who wants to shop and is concerned about the dealing with the elements, the good news is that you go from parking garage, to casino entrance, to outlets – all enclosed.  So here are a few pictures from my day.”

 

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HGTVs “Property Brothers”

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That’s all for now.  Thanks for the coverage.

Binbin

CT Casinos Continue Revenue Decline – Casinos React

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Foxwoods Resort Map. Rainmaker Casino is in lower left hand corner.

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Connecticut’s two Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell in April, continuing a long-running tumble.

Have you noticed the empty spaces where slot machines used to be?  Mohegan Sun over the past year has noticeably taken out some of it’s slot inventory making large open spaces.  Foxwoods has also done the same.  Slot machine revenue has declined at both casinos as customers have reduced spending in the recession and weak recovery and competition becomes more intense with the opening of casinos across the Northeast. Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced plans to cut some hours of operation on a portion of its gambling floor. Continue reading