ST. GEORGE — The outlet mall headed to Staten Island's waterfront will have a Nike store when it opens up next year.
Empire Outlets announced Wednesday at the annual Staten Island Economic Development Corporation's business conference that a Nike Factory outlet store was the latest retailer to take space at the project, the Staten Island Advance reported.
Nike leased about 17,000 square feet of space at the site and joins stores including H&M, Nordstrom Rack and Banana Republic Factory Store that already have spots in the project, a spokeswoman for the development said.
Developers said that currently 60 percent of the 100 stores in the project have been leased.
Aside from stores, Empire Outlets also plans to include an "artisanal" food spot run by the team behind the Meatpacking District's Gansevoort Market, a 190-room hotel and a parking garage when it opens in 2017.
The project was recently approved for $47 million in state subsides for the project, which came after developers donated more than $85,000 to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign.