Ontario & Ontario Mills Invest in Jobs and Economic Growth
ONTARIO, CA – Several exciting new enhancements will be coming soon to Ontario Mills, carrying major long-term economic benefits for the entire Inland Empire region. This announcement, benefitting businesses, residents and visitors, is thanks to an agreement between the City of Ontario Redevelopment Agency and The Mills®, a Simon Company, which owns Ontario Mills, California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination.
This investment by the City is part of a proactive initiative to add jobs, increase sales tax revenue, expand business and continue the City’s strong tradition as one of California’s leading municipalities for economic growth and prosperity.
By early 2011, Ontario Mills’ already popular shopping experience will be enhanced, with a greatly expanded Forever 21 and Burlington Coat Factory, plus the addition of Sports Authority, as well as more convenient entrances and extra parking.
“We are excited to add even more new stores and enhancements to Ontario Mills as the leading outlet and value retail shopping destination in California,” said Gregg Goodman, president of The Mills, a Simon Company. “We applaud the City of Ontario for their investment and progressive vision for the future to ensure that millions of local residents and visitors will have access to the great shopping, dining and entertainment at Ontario Mills.”
Forever 21 will more than quadruple its retail space, expanding from 13,000 square-feet to 54,000 square-feet. The retail chain has grown in popularity, providing shoppers from around the world with the most current trends at an amazing value. This fun and exciting store offers women, men, teens and children several options for creating head-to-toe looks with a huge fashion forward selection of accessories, apparel, swimwear, shoes and more. Forever 21 will relocate to Neighborhood 4.
Burlington Coat Factory will also expand from 80,000 square-feet to 112,000 square-feet. The retailer offers everyday savings of up to 70% off department store prices on a wide selection of clothing and accessories for the entire family, plus its Home Décor and Baby Depot departments. Burlington Coat Factory will remain in Neighborhood 5, next to Dave & Buster’s.
Sports Authority, the nation’s premier full-line sporting goods chain, will open a new store at Ontario Mills, offering sports fans everything for outdoor and indoor play, including sports gear, apparel, accessories and more. Sports Authority will occupy more than 50,000 square-feet and will be located in Neighborhood 3, near the Food Court.
For the City of Ontario, Ontario Mills is an important component of the city’s complete community vision.
“Ontario Mills is an important asset to all that our city has to offer and we recognize its many great benefits, including valuable economic growth and more jobs for years to come,” said Paul Leon, Mayor of Ontario. “We are committed to our residents and businesses and will continue to be a strong and economically viable city, providing the very best in quality shopping, dining and entertainment.”
“This is a great example of a public-private collaboration that will create a positive chain reaction to benefit the community,” said Goodman. “Ontario Mills continues to perform well and this will only enhance its success.”
“We value the opportunity to work alongside The Mills, in bringing about these exciting enhancements. I look forward to seeing these new retailers flourish, which will only strengthen our City’s already recognized reputation as one of the leading shopping destinations throughout the entire U.S.,” said Alan Wapner, Mayor Pro Tem of Ontario.
As part of the growth and development of Ontario Mills, shoppers will also enjoy the advantages of additional entrances from Parking Lots 3 and 4, which will be accessible and a part of the new Forever 21 and Sports Authority. This added convenience will be enhanced with added parking spaces, updated informational signs and decorative landscaping.
These exciting new additions come as Ontario Mills’ already popular retail mix of more than 200 outlet and value retail stores continues to evolve. Coach Mens Factory and Foreign Exchange recently opened at Ontario Mills, while earlier this year, Betsey Johnson Outlet, aerie by American Eagle and Closet Signature joined Ontario Mills’ retail mix. Other retailers enjoying success at Ontario Mills include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Cole Haan Clearance, J.Crew Factory, Guess Factory Store, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Charlotte Russe, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Victoria’s Secret, Nike Factory Store, Old Navy and more.
Ontario Mills will remain open during all phases of development.
For more information about Ontario Mills’ special events and promotions, and for a complete list of retailers, please call (909) 484-8300 or visit www.OntarioMills.com.
About The City of Ontario
The City of Ontario is Southern California’s Next Urban Center. Located just 35 miles from Los Angeles, Ontario is uniquely positioned as the “economic engine” of one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Ontario is home to the LA/Ontario International Airport, and an incomparable transportation system of three major freeways and two railroads that provide access to the region, the nation and the globe. With a highly skilled local talent base and lower cost space than coastal counties, Ontario, California is the place to do business. For more information, visit www.ontariocalifornia.us.
About Ontario Mills
Ontario Mills, California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, is the ultimate shopping experience with more than 200 outlet and value retail stores including Betsey Johnson Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory Store, Nordstrom Rack, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Cole Haan Clearance, J.Crew Factory, Guess Factory Store and Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet. Shoppers can dine at great restaurants including Market Broiler, Rainforest Café, Dave & Buster’s and GameWorks. Shoppers will also enjoy laughing at the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, or movies at AMC 30 Theatres.
Ontario Mills is located at the intersection of Interstates 10 & 15 in Ontario, CA, 38 miles east of Los Angeles. It is open regularly from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Mon-Sat, and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Ontario Mills, please call (909) 484-8300, visitwww.OntarioMills.com or follow Ontario Mills on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OntarioMills or on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/ShopOntario.