Hudson Valley town getting $100M retail center; springtime start for project in Newburgh

Associated Press

Some of the nation's most popular big-box retailers will have stores in a $100 million retail and entertainment center to be built in the Hudson Valley.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports (http://bit.ly/1GjFj6s ) that the head of The Wilder Cos., a Boston-based developer, announced Thursday that BJ's Wholesale Club, Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and ShopRite will be the anchor stores for the project in the Orange County town of Newburgh.

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Known as LOOP-Hudson Valley, the retail development will include dozens of shops and restaurants along with an entertainment venue.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring. The developer says the project will create 1,000 construction jobs and the same number of permanent positions when it's completed in late 2016.

Wilder has built three similar projects, two in Florida and one in Methuen, Massachusetts.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com