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Byron Township — Tanger Outlets Factory Outlet Centers Inc. is ready to break ground on its third Michigan mall.

Construction is set to begin Thursday in Kent County’s Byron Township, near Grand Rapids. The groundbreaking ceremony is expected to include Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and company President and Chief Executive Steve Tanger.

Tanger Outlets in Grand Rapids is scheduled to open in fall 2015 and will feature more than 80 stores and 1,000 full- and part-time workers.

Greensboro, North Carolina-based Tanger operates 45 outlet malls across the country and Canada. Its two Michigan outlets are in Howell Township and West Branch.

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