Opening of designer outlet at Plaza Mayor postponed due to licence problems

The centre has been advertising its opening for this week.
The centre has been advertising its opening for this week. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Developers confirm that the Malaga Designer Outlet will not be opening this Tuesday as advertised; a new date has not yet been specified

Málaga Designer Outlet, the new luxury brand shopping village next to Plaza Mayor, will not be opening its doors this Tuesday as advertised. The centre lacks the licences it needs, although the firm behind the project, McArthurGlen, has said that the shops will open "soon" without offering a specific date.

As reported last week by this newspaper, the licence to open the outlet has not been granted as the works to widen the access roads into the centre are not finished. The completion of these works was an essential condition for the city hall to grgant an opening licence.

The news has come at the last minute for the brands opening stores in the centre. They have been finalising details over the last few days and already have clothes hanging on display.

The initial project mentioned the opening of around 100 stores although this week 61 were due to open, along with four restaurants.