A long-time mall manager with Simon Property Group will be transferring from Indiana to become the general manager at Tampa Premium Outlets.
Stacey Nance has been tapped by Simon to take on management duties at the much-anticipated 441,000-square-foot outlet mall under construction near the State Road 56 and Interstate 75 interchange.
An opening date is slated for October.
Nance’s appointment was effective on May 18.
“Stacey is a motivated and detail-oriented individual with years of leadership experience,” Regional Vice President Mary Spaulding said in a news release announcing Nance’s selection.
Nance started with Simon 17 years ago as director of marketing at Muncie Mall in Muncie, Indiana. She held that job for nine years before shifting career direction into mall management. She has been in charge of overall operations at Muncie Mall, Muncie Plaza and Northwood Plaza in Indiana.
She is a graduate of Ball State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and management, with a specialization in sales and promotion.
Simon, the mall’s developer, has estimated that the project will yield between 300 and 500 construction jobs and as many as 800 retail jobs. More than 110 retailers are expected to open, though, to date, only the anchor, Saks Off Fifth Fashion Outlet, has been announced. The mall is expected to have regional appeal as a destination for shoppers from Pasco, Hillsborough and surrounding areas.
A job fair likely will take place about 60 days prior to opening date, said Simon spokesman Les Morris.
Simon Property Group has more than 80 Premium Outlets worldwide with upscale retailers such as Banana Republic, DKNY, Dior and J. Crew. The outlet mall is a major feature within the master-planned community known as Cypress Creek Town Center. Three developers, including Simon, are working on different residential and commercial phases of the project.
Published May 20, 2015