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Jul 10, 2013 2:48 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Shovels Hit the Ground for Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay

ROBSTOWN -- After six years of ups and downs, the outlets in Robstown are finally becoming a reality. A ground breaking ceremony was held Wednesday morning for the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay. They will be built along Highway 77 near the Richard Borchard Fairgrounds.

Officials, like Lisa Wagner, working with Dolphin Ventures, the developers of the project, says 'phase one' hasn't been built yet and the plans are already expanding.

"It is extremely exciting to be able to announce today that we've actually expanded size to our initial phase due to demand on the part of the retailers," Wagner said.

'Phase one' will now have 15 percent more room for retail shops and restaurants, claiming 300-thousand sq. feet of stores set to be built right along Highway 77.

"Now, just picture that beautiful outlet center looking out there, we'll have one huge beautiful project," Rick Carduner of Dolphin Ventures, LLC said.

"Part of this great destination was ideal because it made for year-round programming with all the activities here in the winter complemented by the summer beach activities, it's the perfect mix."

People can expect to see more than 50 stores open their doors in the spring of 2014 and even Wagner won't tell what big name brands are headed here.

"We're not allowed to say, that's sort of the magic of the outlet industry," Wagner added.

She says the shops themselves are sworn to secrecy until the grand opening next year.

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