Back in 1992, when Stanley Tanger , the company founder, and Steve Tanger the company’s current Chairman and CEO, first visited Riverhead to locate an Outlet Center on the east end, while some said it was a big gamble, they knew it was exactly the right spot, the gateway to Long Island’s backyard playground.
Since those early development days, much has changed. As the east end evolved, especially post 9-11, families were clearly drawn to the east end as a getaway location that featured an emerging wine region nestled in a delightful landscape of quaint towns, charming villages and hamlets.
Tanger Outlets Riverhead is not only the company’s flagship property, it serves as a magnet to attract millions of visitors annually to Long Island’s east end. Over the years, Tanger Outlets has embraced the local community character and partnered with the LI Wine Council in a variety of ways to send our visitors further east to explore all that the region has to offer.
Tanger Outlets is a unique shopping experience and a great way to round out a trip to the East End. The Center in Riverhead is home to over 160 national brands, with the vast majority of merchandise available of first quality and in-season. Tanger features brand name and designer fashions and accessories for the entire family, jewelry, housewares and china, home décor, luggage, toys, books, food specialties, and much, much more. You’ll find entire stores filled with merchandise from your favorite brands. A mall department store, on the other hand, typically has only a small area in the store devoted to a particular brand. Because each store is owned by the manufacturer, store employees will be very knowledgeable about their store’s brand name merchandise.
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