The Central Oregon Shopping Destination Remains Open During Construction While Creating a Safe and Festive Holiday Shopping Experience
BEND, Ore. — November 19, 2020 — The Bend Factory Stores, a Central Oregon shopping destination since 1992, has embarked on a full exterior remodel, featuring contemporary Northwest industrial style. The outdoor outlet mall’s renovations are taking place in phases with an expected completion date of Spring 2021. All stores are open during construction and will be welcoming shoppers from around the region throughout the holiday season.
“Highlights of this renovation include a fresh, new look for the building exteriors, with materials and patterns that reflect the natural beauty of this region, as well as new community amenities and landscape features,” said Gary Patterson, Owner/Managing Partner of The Bend Factory Stores. “We invite folks to come see our progress and enjoy our festive holiday decor while holiday shopping at The Bend Factory Stores this season.”
“We are excited about the changes taking place at The Bend Factory Stores and the sleek new look it will have,” says Letty Lees, owner of Learning Express Toys, a popular shop within the mall. “We chose to open our store here because we saw the explosive growth happening on the south end of Bend, and we believe this beautiful new renovation will draw even more new businesses and patrons.”
The updated design was created by Bend-based BLRB Architects, while construction is overseen by local general contractor Sunwest Builders.
With the approaching holiday season, The Bend Factory Stores is planning a variety of festive promotions and COVID-safe activities for shoppers, including warm beverage and food vendors, holiday decor, charitable drives, giveaways and more. The mall is open Monday through Saturday 10AM-8PM and Sundays 11AM-6PM. The Bend Factory Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, will offer extended hours at several retailers on Black Friday, and will highlight its many locally-owned shops on Small Business Saturday the following day, November 28. COVID-related safety measures are currently in place, including curbside pickup.
Festive Happenings at The Bend Factory Stores Thanksgiving Weekend and beyond:
Holiday Lane – The Bend Factory Stores has filled one of its multi-use storefront spaces (Space 270 on the mall directory map) with holiday decor to help shoppers get in a festive spirit! Walk by any day for a boost of holiday cheer, and follow The Bend Factory Stores’ Facebook and Instagram @bendfactorystores for details of several holiday pop-ups (with COVID precautions in place) happening throughout the season within the space.
Santa Box – Drop off letters to Santa at the Santa Box located near Holiday Lane (Space 270).
PopStop LLC – Enjoy coffee, chai, sodas and other delicious beverages at PopStop LLC while shopping. The popular truck will be open daily in The Bend Factory Stores parking lot, now through December (with some holiday exceptions).
Thanksgiving Day – All stores closed for the day – Happy Thanksgiving!
Black Friday, Nov. 27 – All stores will be open and select tenants will offer extended hours to allow customers even more time and space while shopping.
Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28 – In honor of their locally-owned tenants, The Bend Factory Stores will celebrate Small Business Saturday with gift wrapping services and complimentary warm beverages until 1pm (with social distance protocols in place) on Saturday, Nov. 28th at Holiday Lane (Space 270).
Mall Hours – The Bend Factory Stores regular business hours through December are Monday through Saturday 10AM-8PM and Sundays 11AM-6PM.
Additional holiday festivities in December at The Bend Factory Stores will include charitable giving drives, a virtual “Ugly Sweater” Competition, and additional pop-up vendors at Holiday Lane – more details to come!
About The Bend Factory Stores:
A premium shopping destination for Central Oregon since 1992, The Bend Factory Stores fills the niche for value conscious customers to access premium nationally recognized brands, such as Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Eddie Bauer, Pendleton, Rack Room Shoes and Carter’s Childrenswear, along with locally-owned favorites including Runway Fashion Exchange, Learning Express Toys and Cascade Mattress and Bedroom Furniture. The 135,900 square foot outdoor shopping mall boasts 22 tenant spaces, including room for temporary pop-up vendors and food carts. Highly accessible from Highway 97 at the south end of Bend, the mall’s U-shape layout and 12-acre site provide ample parking and easy access to all the stores customers want to visit year-round. A store directory and more information can be found at https://www.bendfactorystores.com/