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Outlet Collection at Riverwalk opens

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Thousands of people visited the Riverwalk during the Outlet Collection grand opening. Thousands of people visited the Riverwalk during the Outlet Collection grand opening.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The revamped Riverwalk opened as the Outlet Collection with fanfare Thursday morning as a large crowd waited to go inside.

The mall underwent $70 million of renovations in eleven months. It made an impact on the riverfront even before it opened, creating 1,600 full and part-time jobs.

Developers believe New Orleans is ready for a new shopping experience.

"New Orleans is just having a wonderful rebirth and it's exciting to think about the renaissance that's happening in downtown," says Caryn Kboudi with the Howard Hughes Corporation. "Young, wonderful bright people are moving into the downtown, the city has the opportunity to really address its retail needs as well."

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