Another Prediction Date on Opening of Elk Grove's Ghost Mall Passes; Is Wilton Rancheria Casino Gumming Up Things?
Ever since construction stopped on the unfinished shopping center now known as the Outlet Collection at Elk Grove nine years ago this July, making predictions on when it might be open has become something of a parlor game.
Although several predictions have been made as to when construction would resume, and the shopping center will be open for business, none have obviously been correct. In reviewing our archives, it was one year ago on February 25 when a prediction was made from the dais of the Elk Grove City Council.
At the City Council meeting on that date, Council Member Steve Detrick said it was his understanding, according to shopping center owner Howard Hughes Company, that 40-percent of the space at the half-built shopping center was leased. Detrick went on to say that according to HHC when they met the 50-percent threshold construction would resume.
"The hope is, they're working with some major tenants if they are able to close, that they could start [construction] later on this Spring at the earliest," Detrick said at the meeting. "And they would be able to open spring of 2017, at the earliest."