Blumenfeld Development Group served as the Construction Manager for The Arches which opened in October 2008 after two years of construction. The Arches is the first-of-its-kind premier outlet center that features Tanger brand name outlet stores with an emphasis on luxury goods as well as restaurants, cafes, and a theater in a magnificent Old World-inspired “marketplace.” Designed by Adam’s Architecture, Susan Blumenfeld Interiors, and Michael DeJoseph of BDG, The Arches offers a truly metropolitan, open-air shopping experience. The implementation of that Old World-style via Venetian plaster and an extensive color palette allows visitors to feel like they are strolling down a European promenade as they browse through rows of small to large retail stores interspersed with plenty of dining options. The center encompasses many architectural highlights, such as the seasonal open-air ice rink – a feature made possible by the installation of refrigeration units underneath the central fountain.
The Arches has transformed a former industrial site into a magnificent, architectural development and maximized its highest and best use for the community. The area’ economy is now benefitting from becoming the destination for premier outlet shopping, attracting Long Island’s strong demographic of buyers with purchasing power, and benefitting its image by having the first outlet center of such prestige in the country.
Awards: 1. Long Island Business News 2008 Real Estate Award for Top Green Project 2. Long Island Business News 2008 Real Estate Award for Top Retail Lease for Neiman Marcus Last Call 3. McGraw-Hill Construction’s New York Construction Best of 2009 Award 4. ICSC U.S. Design & Development Shopping Center Sustainability Award
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- Construction Manager
- Agent for Deer Park Associates, LLC