Since 2006, STABLE has taken initiatives to develop an outlet in Saxony, close to Leipzig. Though the zoning plan allowed for an outlet development in Wiedemar, a small town close to Leipzig and Halle, the development was severely delayed due to legal proceedings that went on for years. At the end of 2011, the legal battle was won and construction on the development could start. However, in the town of Brehna (15km away) in the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt, another permit for an outlet was issued at the same time. An existing shopping centre was allowed to be converted into an outlet. This procedure only took a third of the time it took in the unfriendly investment climate in the state of Saxony. The German developer from Brehna, ITG and STABLE joined forces to develop one successful outlet in this region instead of two competing outlets.