Outlets at Tejon opens with fanfare

  • Cristal, infant Stella, Miles, Astoria and Sedona Vivirito of Frazier Park on the opening day for Outlets at Tejon, Thursday, Aug 7. They bought two soccer balls from Mountain Communities resident Matt Martinez who works at the Adidas outlet, Miles said. [Patric Hedlund photo]

    Cristal, infant Stella, Miles, Astoria and Sedona Vivirito of Frazier Park on the opening day for Outlets at Tejon, Thursday, Aug 7. They bought two soccer balls from Mountain Communities resident Matt Martinez who works at the Adidas outlet, Miles said. [Patric Hedlund photo]

‘I didn’t have to visit a gas station to go shopping!’ Mountain resident says

By Patric Hedlund

The four-day opening for Outlets at Tejon was a smashing success last week. Streams of shoppers flowed through the promenades of the mall. The Wednesday evening VIP charity event August 6, hosted 4,800 people and had to open 45 minutes early because of lines backing up traffic, vendors report.

Shoppers from the Mountain Communities, plus Taft, Palmdale, Lancaster, Arvin, Bakersfield, Camarillo and even Sacramento were easy to find in the first two hours of the official opening day August 7. The mall is just 18 minutes north of Frazier Park, at the base…

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Cristal, infant Stella, Miles, Astoria and Sedona Vivirito of Frazier Park on the opening day for Outlets at Tejon, Thursday, Aug 7. They bought two soccer balls from Mountain Communities resident Matt Martinez who works at the Adidas outlet, Miles said. Below, the
mall has about 80 resident stores and is considering an expansion next year. It is 18 minutes north of Frazier Park on the Interstate 5.

Shoppers streamed through the promenades on Thursday, Aug. 7 for the grand opening. Left, Char Davila of Fragrance Outlet hands out balloons and shows Fabiola Ortiz of Taft men’s colognes. The children had face painting fun at OshKosh B’gosh. Michelle was a puppy and Ethan a Maori warrior.

Above, Frazier Park resident Charlotte Martinez (at left, on phone) works in the outlets office, helping shoppers with Lost and Found items, locating stores and answering questions.

General Manager of Outlets at Tejon, Brian Hassett (center) was busy but enjoying the opening as his family cheered on the success of the event, (l-r) Jacqueline and Paul Hassett with Larry Ruoho. Below, Mary and June Schmidt enjoyed opening day at the mall.

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