My wife briefly entered the commercial real estate section of the local business news when she discovered that Tanger Outlets was building an outlet mall just a few short miles from our house! The only good news that I could garner was that I might be able to sit at home while she shops instead of grudgingly going with her and sitting on couches that are for sale in the stores.
Before the day was over, we discovered that Premium Outlets is coming too! Joy! Pure Joy! There is a substantial probability that there will be weekends that I may have the entire house to myself.
I also secretly hope this leads to a large butt shaped water tower that is meant to look like a piece of fruit, similar to Gaffney SC - currently the closest location for Outlet-shopping fulfillment.