The McArthurGlen outlet village in Cannock will welcome its first customers on Monday when non-essential retail can open its doors after an enforced three-month hibernation.
Designer shops will be opening at the brand new £160 million outlet from 10am on April 12, with visitor numbers limited to a maximum of 2,100 at any one time to help follow social distancing rules.
Planning permission was granted in 2016 before work started two years later, leading to nearby roads being revamped and routes changed to accommodate the designer village, while more than 7,000 people applied for the 1,000 jobs on offer.
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The coronavirus pandemic has meant McArthurGlen's opening has had to be put back from September 2020, while there will be no opening-day discounts either.
Events planned for open spaces have also been cancelled.
Nevertheless discounts and activities are planned further down the line.
Centre manager Mike Thomas has said "there will be year-round savings of up to 60 per cent and we will regularly host additional promotions and events when the time is right", along with giveaways on social media.
McArthurGlen Cannock shops
More than 40 designer stores are moving into the new Staffordshire shopping outlet. They are:
Crew Clothing Company
The Cosmetics Company
Restaurants and cafes at McArthurGlen
Contact Coffee Company
The outlet's regular opening times are:
Monday-Friday - 10am-8pm
Saturday - 9am-8pm
Sunday - 10am-6pm
Hand sanitisers will be provided throughout, while bosses are increasing cleaning in public areas.
Shoppers are also asked to respect the Government's social distancing guidelines, while face coverings are mandatory in stores and in the centre unless medically exempt.
Customers are also asked to use contactless payments where possible.