Tanger expansion near completion in Gonzales

An $8 million expansion and renovation of Tanger Outlets Gonzales is winding down and should be completed by August.

The final stage of the project, demolishing the old Liz Claiborne store to make room for additional parking is underway, said general manager John Taylor. That work should be finished by the end of the month or early August.

The final new store, a Polo outlet, is set to open in August, Taylor said.

The project added 50,000 square feet to the center and includes an upgrade in landscaping and more customer parking. Several new stores opened locations in the outlet mall, including J. Crew, Talbots, Under Armour, Brooks Brothers, American Eagle and Loft.

Once the expansion is complete, Tanger Outlets Gonzales will have more than 322,000 square feet of leasable space and house more than 60 shops and restaurants.