Developer: The Outlets at Tejon Ranch less than a year away

Developer: The Outlets at Tejon Ranch less than a year away

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — In less than a year, Bakersfield should have a 330,000-square-foot outlet mall just to its south.

Barry Zoeller, vice president corporate communications and marketing at Tejon Ranch Co., says, "The goal is to be open and operational by Memorial Day in 2014."

The Outlets at Tejon Ranch will be located just east of the Tejon Ranch Shopping Center, near the junction of Highway 99 and Interstate 5, off Laval Road.

“We will have great choices for people in designer fashion and footwear, accessories, home goods," Zoeller continues. "Something for the young and the old, men and women. A real upscale outlet experience."

The center is slated to house 70 to 75 stores.

What stores? Developers aren’t yet revealing that information.

Tejon Ranch Co., says almost all of the 75 available spaces have been claimed by retailers, however.

The Outlets at Tejon Ranch is expected to bring in thousands of shoppers each day, and with it hundreds of new jobs.

“There will be 800 to 1,000 good jobs that will be available at the outlet center, and, as we get closer and all of the retailers are revealed, we'll be holding a series of job fairs," said Zoeller.