By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Developers are moving forward with plans to open new outlet shopping centers in Romulus and Chesterfield Township.

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New England Development and Paragon Outlet Partners, LLC announced Monday they have joined forces to develop Outlets of Michigan. The new, 360,000-square-foot outlet center on Interstate 94 in Romulus.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Paragon to create an outlet shopping destination that will attract shoppers from Canada, Southeast Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio,” said New England Development President Douglass Karp in a release.

The Outlets of Michigan, which will be located opposite Detroit Metro Airport, was selected for its regional accessibility to all the key segments of this market, developers stated.

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Developers plan on a 2016 opening for the outlets, which will have approximately 90 retailers.

“We are well underway with tremendous leasing activity,” said Robert Brvenik, principal, Paragon Outlet Partners in a release. “We look forward to bringing a tenant roster of the best names in outlet retail to the Greater Detroit marketplace.”

Plans are also moving forward on the Outlets of Southeast Michigan at the intersection of I-94 and M-59. While the Outlets of Michigan will attract shoppers from northern Ohio and those traveling in and out of Metro Airport, the Chesterfield Township outlets will serve Metro Detroit, the thumb and Canadian residents.

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The 350,000-square-foot shopping center is scheduled to open in 2016.