From the Niagara Gazette:
It was a year of success for Macerich Real Estate Trust and its Town of Niagara-based Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, even if the dog days of summer seemed to drag on and on.
The year started and ended in victory for the mall, receiving approval on its request for tax relief in February and its site plan in October. Both served significant roles in pushing the project forward, even when there was little progress completing the necessary state environmental quality review.
In the end, though, everything turned up roses for the shopping hub.