10/16/14 7:59am
10/16/2014 7:59 AM
Yating Liu (right) meets with Annie Wieland, the store manager who discovered her purse at Tanger Outlets earlier this month. Ms. Wieland had the purse sent halfway around the world to China, hoping to return it to its owner. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Yating Liu (right) meets with Annie Wieland, the store manager who discovered her purse at Tanger Outlets earlier this month. Ms. Wieland had the purse sent halfway around the world to China, hoping to return it to its owner. (Credit: Paul Squire)

One of the first things Yating Liu did when she came to the United States in late August was buy herself a little blue purse.

Ting, as friends call her, is a native of China who is currently a junior exchange student at McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead. She said she bought the purse, which is about six inches long and looks more like an oversized wallet, while shopping with her host mother, Joan Sattler of Hampton Bays, and Fiona Yang, another international student living with her at Ms. Sattler’s home.

Ting needed a new purse for her nearly year-long stay in the country. After purchasing it, she filled it with bank and identification cards, family photos and hundreds of American dollars.

But less than a week later, the purse was gone — lost while shopping at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

“I got very nervous about it,” Ting, 16, told the News-Review.

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08/07/14 12:00pm
08/07/2014 12:00 PM
The Hotel Indigo is planning a two buildings that will house retail and catering on the eastern part of their property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The Hotel Indigo is planning a two buildings that will house retail and catering on the eastern part of their property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The owners of Hotel Indigo East End on West Main Street have filed plans to add a catering hall and retail stores on a 4.2-acre plot of land next to their property, just south of Tanger Outlets.

The plans on file at Riverhead Town Hall show three buildings in total: a proposed catering facility with two floors at 11,000 square feet each, a two-story building with 2,600 square feet on the first floor and 400 square feet on the second floor, and a 9,200 square foot retail building with six storefronts. (more…)

03/01/14 3:00pm
03/01/2014 3:00 PM
Shoppers at the Nike store in Tanger 2 Saturday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Shoppers at the Nike store in Tanger 2 Saturday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Tanger Outlet’s Nike Factory Store is planning on closing temporarily later this month as it renovates its store from March 17 through 19.

The company said it plans on updating dressing rooms and adding easier-to-read signage.

A grand re-opening will follow the temp closing from Tuesday, March 20, through Sunday, March 23.

From March 20 through March 23, the company will be hosting gift giveaways — granting free gifts to the first 200 first shoppers each day — as well as offering the chance to win a $500 gift card.

02/11/14 2:19pm
02/11/2014 2:19 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | North Fork Chocolate Company owner Ann Corley, right, with executive chef Steve Amaral at their Tanger Outlets location Tuesday.

North Fork Chocolate Company owner Ann Corley, right, with executive chef Steve Amaral at their Tanger Outlets location Tuesday. (Rachel Young photo)

North Fork Chocolate Company’s temporary lease at the Tanger Outlets food court in Riverhead expires this month, owner Ann Corley said Tuesday, but the Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer has no plans to leave the mall altogether. (more…)

11/18/13 11:23am
11/18/2013 11:23 AM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

The Tanger Outlets centers in Riverhead and Deer Park on Monday announced a “Moonlight Madness” promotion that will see all its stores open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Night.

The stores will then remain open throughout the night and morning into Black Friday, Nov. 29.

The hours “will offer Tanger shoppers the opportunity to capitalize on huge savings at their favorite brand name and designer outlet stores before the Black Friday rush,” Tanger officials said in a statement.

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“With a short holiday season this year, shopping early is more important than ever,” said Steven Tanger, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., of Greensboro, N.C. “Tanger Outlets’ Moonlight Madness Sale offers customers a unique shopping experience where they can shop all of our brand name and designer stores across categories at one fun and clean location.”

Among other marketing promotions, Tanger Outlets is offering 20 percent and 30 percent-off “Bonus Savings Passes” that must be downloaded here or picked up at either of the two Tanger Outlets centers by Wednesday, Nov. 27, company officials said.

10/31/13 11:44am
10/31/2013 11:44 AM

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Riverhead Town police have released a composite sketch of the man they say attacked a woman in a Tanger Outlets bathroom earlier this week.

Sgt. Joseph Loggia said a witness to the crime has come forward to police since the Tuesday attack, though the suspect remains at large.

“We’re hoping this generates something,” he said.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead police officers investigate where a woman was allegedly attacked at Tanger Outlet Center Tuesday afternoon.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Riverhead police officers investigate where a woman was allegedly attacked at Tanger Outlet Center Tuesday afternoon.

The 67-year-old victim was inside a public restroom at Tanger 1 near the West Elm outlet store about noon Tuesday when she was attacked by someone who was hiding inside another stall, Riverhead Town police said.

Police said that as the woman tried to exit her stall, the suspect pushed her back in, putting one of his arms around her neck while trying to force her to the floor. The attacker ran off after a witness entered the bathroom, police said.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the attack, police said.

Police described the suspect as a “young looking” black male, clean shaven and slim, wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt and standing about 5-foot-6-inches to 5-foot-8-inches in height.

The sketch has been sent to local police departments, including Suffolk County police, who are investigating to see if any other similar incidents have occurred in the county recently, he said.

At this point, Sgt. Loggia said, the incident appears to be isolated. Police have not yet determined if the suspect is a local resident or from out of town.

“It’s Tanger Mall. You could be from anywhere,” Sgt. Loggia said.

In the wake of the assault, Tanger Outlets have increased security at the mall, hiring more third-party guards to patrol the area, according to the shops’ management.

“We want to have a strong security presence at our shopping [center],” said general manager Janine Nebons. ”We want people to see them and know that they’re here.”

Sgt. Loggia said Riverhead police sector cars will also make frequent patrols in the area.

Cops have asked anyone who may have information about the attack to call police at 631-727-4500.

psquire@timesreview.com

10/30/13 8:32am
10/30/2013 8:32 AM
COURTESY SCPD | Police are looking for this woman in connection with a grand larceny.

COURTESY SCPD | Police are looking for this woman in connection with a grand larceny.

Police are seeking information after they say a woman and two other men collaborated to steal a Kenneth Cole employee’s pocketbook earlier this month and later use it at a Medford gas station.

According to police, the woman and one of the men distracted employees at the store on Oct. 7, about 5 p.m., while the third suspect snuck into the employee-only room and stole a pocketbook with an iPhone, debit card and personal papers.

The trio left and the female later used the card to purchase $75 in merchandise in Medford, according to police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be confidential, and information that leads to an arrest offers a cash reward of up to $5,000.