Upgrades coming to Edinburgh Premium Outlets

EDINBURGH — Edinburgh Premium Outlets is upgrading several areas of the 30-year-old mall.

The upgrades, which have been in the planning stages for more than two years, were unanimously approved Thursday by the Edinburgh/Bartholomew/Columbus Joint District Plan Commission.

Simon Premium Outlets, which owns the property, has been working with Ben Houle, owner of Landworx Engineering of Indianapolis, to develop the plans.

One of the most noticeable changes approved for the 30-year-old outlet mall will be at the main entrance, located between the Jockey and Polo/Ralph Lauren shops, said local planner Ashley Beckort.

An archway-style sign with the words “Edinburgh Premium Outlets” will be placed between the two stores on the southwest side of the complex to give shoppers a sense of arrival, said John Dionis, Vice-President of Development for Simon Premium Outlets.

At that same location, the facades on the top of the two buildings will be made to appear more ornate, which will require nearby stores to install updated signage, Dionis said.

Current plans also call for developing two new plaza areas.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.