January 1, 2010

COACH Factory Store Opening On Schedule

Renate Johnson (360) 736-3327

COACH Factory Store Opening On Schedule

Centralia, WA.  – Jan. 11, 2010 –The COACH Factory store prepares for a February 12, 2010 opening –  just in time for the Presidents Day Weekend celebration.

Coach, a leading American marketer of fine handbags, small leather goods, business cases, and other related accessories, has a strong following of discerning customers. The store will have over 4400 square feet of retail space and will be located at 1310 Lum Road.

Construction company superintendent, Ed Kowalski, reported the build-out for the new store is progressing smoothly.  Construction should be completed the week prior to opening. (Please see attached photo of Ed Kowalski installing a ceiling grid.)

A coach management team conducted multiple group interviews for staff members last week.  (Please see attached photo.) Over a hundred applications were submitted for consideration and approximately fifteen will be hired.

Coach joins approximately thirty other tenants in the outlet center, including national brands Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Van Heusen, Helly Hansen, and Easy Spirit, among others.  New stores that opened within the past year at Centralia Outlets include Bath and Bodyworks Outlet, Gymboree Outlet, Volcom and Aeropostale.

The Centralia Outlets opened in 1988, becoming the first outlet shopping center in the Pacific Northwest. It has long been recognized by travelers as a preferred stopping point on the trip between Seattle and Portland. The center completed a major renovation in 2008, which transformed the center to an upscale northwest look, enhancing the shopping experience for its customers.

The outlet center is located on Interstate 5 at Exit 82 in Centralia, WA. The winter hours of operation in January & February are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Daily.  For more information call (360) 736-3327 or visit www.centraliaoutlets.com.

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