New Outlet Stores Open: Are They Worth the Drive?

And how do you feel about out-of-town shopping when we also want to support a vibrant local business community?


The grand opening of Paragon Outlets Livermore Valley drew a huge crowd and celebration to that city Thursday.

The outlets feature , just off Interstate 580.

If you want to check out the hoopla, here are some planned special events.

Friday, Nov.9: Open 10 a.m. to midnight

  • Limited-time offers, merchant giveaways, prize sweepstakes and entertainment

Saturday, Nov. 10: Open 10 a.m. to midnight

  • Limited-time offers, merchant giveaways, prize sweepstakes and entertainment
  • 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association’s Sunset, Sip & Shop event

Sunday, Nov. 11: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Limited-time offers, merchant giveaways, prize sweepstakes and entertainment. Shoppera are invited to join the Privilege Club at www.paragonoutletsLV.com. Becoming a member entitles shoppers to a complimentary VIP Coupon Book worth hundreds of dollars in extra savings, a Paragon official said.  

Are curious enough to make the drive? Do you regularly shop out-of-town? Where and why? How do you feel about supporting local business? Sound off in the comments.

Jasmine Clemmons November 08, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I definitely plan to check it out as we have very minimal clothing/shoe stores but I ALWAYS shop CV first. Even if I can't have my store open, I want anyone else who can survive to stay open. Jasmine - Jazzy Crafts.
Jessica Gardner November 09, 2012 at 06:01 PM
What vibrant local community? They tore up the blvd to put in trees and new sidewalks Alot of money for what???? Tax payer money Bad planning
YENRAB November 09, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Recession? What recession? Recession is over in the Bay Area. See what happens when the area is full of highly skilled labor vs no or low skilled labor. Skilled labor makes more money and spends more money.
x November 09, 2012 at 11:50 PM
We always shop out of town. Aside from Ace Hardware (Pete's) or Safeway/Lucky's, and a variety of specialty mom and pop shops ... where's the "Good" electronics store? Clothing? Shoes (other than cheap-o-payless)? Bookstore? Nicer restaurants? I can go on and on, but I'll stop there.


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