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Looking to revitalize Outlet Shops in Robstown

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 20:29:00-05

ROBSTOWN, Texas — It was supposed to be an attraction that brought people from all across South Texas, but that's not what happened, now county commissioners are hoping to change that.

An agenda item at Wednesday's commissioners court meeting moved to amend or delete certain restrictions on the deed of the property.

"The request that is at hand is to revamp the outlets to still maintain all the retails space but look at incorporating other styles or businesses."

Some of these restrictions include only single story buildings on site, no mobile home parks or laundry facilities among others.

Mike Pusley, who was the former nueces county commissioner for precinct 1, says the area was chosen because of its proximity to Highway 77 but he did not agree with the location.

"It's like any other business, to cater success is location, location, location. i just always thought it was a poor location for an outlet mall.” He said.

The purpose of the restrictions was to keep the original owners from selling the property and to only allow it to be an outlet mall. we asked Rafael Rubio what they thought of the outlet mall and what they wanted to see there. "I'm disappointed, it should be really good, this should be a wonderful place."

Stonewater Properties bought the property in December and they hope to bring it back to life.

This is expected to be discussed at a special meeting next week.