Plans for a huge outlet mall in south Grand Prairie are now on hold. Why, you ask? Economy.
The project is slated for the property near I-20 and Highway 360 and plans to feature more than one hundred stores.
Developer Prime Retail previously planned to be open by this Christmas but the company says it's still working on financing and hopes to start construction later this year.
Grand Prairie Mayor Charles England says he's is just glad the plans are still on. "We're encouraged. They've already bought the land and they're working on the plans. And they've got a lot of major tenants already signed on. We're confident it's going to happen. Unfortunately, it's not going to happen this year, it doesn't look like..."
Grand Prairie was counting on millions in sales tax revenue from the mall. Instead, city leaders are now looking at a big budget shortfall this year.