SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - What's the hold up? Mid-South shoppers want to know what's happening with the outlet mall being built in Southaven. It was first supposed to open this fall, then early 2014. Now it looks like there are more delays.
There's no telling when the mall will open, and Southaven city leaders say the delay is out of their control.
"I was excited to hear we were going to get one up closer to us," said Southaven shopper Donna Blum.
But building on the Outlet Shops of the Mid-South has stalled. The new mall was announced the summer of 2011. These days the site at Church Road and I-55 looks almost the same as it did nearly two years ago.
Shoppers are ready to hit the stores, but Southaven Aldermen have no idea when they can.
Poag & McEwen is the developer behind the $50 million - $60 million project. That's the same company that handled Germantown's Saddle Creek.
Southaven Aldermen say the outlet mall is at a standstill because the city hasn't been given a development agreement. That agreement lays out exactly what will be built and where. Until they get one, aldermen can't say what's going to happen with the project.
The mall is supposed to have around 50 stores, primarily high-end brands with names familiar to shoppers.
ABC 24 News contacted Poag & McEwen for comment, but have not heard back. Once aldermen get a development agreement, the board will vote on whether to accept it.