Laredo Main Street was first designated as a Texas Main Street Urban City by the Texas Historical Commission’s Community Heritage Development Division in 2008. This program aids Texas cities to revitalize their historic downtown's. UETA Jamboozie Festival was organized to raise money for Laredo Main Street whose mission is to preserve the downtown heritage by fostering community pride and involvement, stimulating diverse business and residential development using the Texas Main Street Four Point approach; Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Design. Some activities include the El Centro de Laredo Farmer's Market at Jarvis Plaza every third Saturday of the month except for the month of December, Farmer's Market is held second Saturday of the month, SOL Masquerade Ball, and our newest addition the Streets of Laredo Artisan Bazaar.
We are happy to announce this years Streets of Laredo Artisan Bazaar dates: March 04; June 03; September 02; December 02. This quarterly event brings you art, food, and music to the historic downtown San Agustin Plaza from 5pm-9pm. The heart of historic downtown Laredo comes alive with unique creations, where regional artists show you their heart and soul, expressing and honoring the rich culture and history of Laredo.
Interested vendors can download the application on our website and get information on the application process.
Laredo Main Street and it's Board of Directors would like to thank the local community, UETA Duty Free, Budweiser & Bud light, City of Laredo, County of Webb, International Bank of Commerce, La Posada Hotel, Taco Palenque, Diocese of Laredo, BBVA Bank, and all vendors and suppliers for their continued support of this successful event. See you next year!!
(Laredo, TX – July 8, 2015) Horizon Group Properties, Inc. (OTC: HGPI.PK) announced at a Press Conference today with officials from the City of Laredo the first group of stores that will be opening at The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo. The 358,507-square-foot outlet center is scheduled to open in 2016 with a wide variety of well known designer brands. Additional retailers will be announced in the near future.
Located downtown on the heavily traveled area of Gateway to the Americas (Bridge 1) near Interstate Highway 35 and adjacent to a new $30 million customs bridge, The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo is ideally located to attract over 4.5 million Mexican shoppers in addition to the 900,000 residents in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. It will also be the closest outlet mall for residents of Monterrey, Mexico.
“We’re thrilled to announce our first group of stores scheduled to open at The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo next year,” said Gary Skoien, CEO/President, Horizon Group Properties. “The depth and breadth of the merchandise mix we’re creating here will truly attract not only locals, but shoppers from Monterrey and other places in Texas. We are well ahead of our leasing projections, and are thrilled to be able to announce these store names so early in our process. We are in daily discussions with potential tenants and we look forward to announcing more store names as time goes on, right through to the grand opening.” Some of the nation’s best known brands and designer outlet shops will be featured at The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo, including Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess, Puma, Banana Republic and Perry Ellis. As one of the few urban outlet centers in the United States, its unique design encompasses two levels of retail, one level for parking, a two level food court and a children’s play area.
“The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo represents a rebirth of quality shopping in Laredo,” said Skoien. “As a true shopping destination for locals and tourists alike, and with unparalleled access for the nearly six million Monterrey residents, we are confident that this center will serve this community well for generations.” “This outlet mall will be an economic catalyst for our city and the many Laredoans who will find employment in constructing the facility and then, of course, all who will find jobs at the mall, serving their fellow Laredoans as well as those from our Sister City of Nuevo Laredo including the 30,000 people who cross daily into our community to work, go to school, play and yes, shop here,” said City of Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz. “Additionally, the international trade industry that has made Laredo the nation’s largest inland port will benefit from this project, as well. It is up to the City of Laredo to support private businesses in their efforts to help attract new business, new development and commerce opportunities to our city.”
About Horizon Group Properties, Inc. Based in Norton Shores, Michigan with executive offices in Rosemont, Illinois, Horizon Group Properties, Inc. is an owner and developer of factory outlet shopping centers and is the developer of a master planned community in
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