OPRY MILLS ONCE AGAIN NAMED TOP SHOPPING DESTINATION IN THE SOUTHERN REGION BY GROUPS TODAY MAGAZINE READERS
NASHVILLE, TN (January 2, 2014) – Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, has been named the Top Shopping Destination for the Southern Region in Groups Today Magazine’s Annual Reader’s Choice Awards for the second consecutive year. This incredible distinction mirrors the ongoing success of this iconic property with continued retail growth and increased traffic from Nashville and beyond.
Readers of Groups Today Magazine selected Opry Mills again this year as its Top Shopping Destination for the Southern Region. As North America’s leading publication for travel planners, including tour operators, travel agents and group leaders, Groups Today reaches thousands of influential industry professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Annual Readers’ Choice survey was sent to the publication’s vast readership, and Opry Mills was overwhelmingly selected as the region’s top choice.
“Opry Mills continues to be a driving force within Music City, and we are grateful to once again be recognized by our new and returning shoppers, as well as the tourism industry,” said Tarasina Schneller, director of marketing and business development at Opry Mills. “Opry Mills provides shopping beyond compare with our unmatched selection of retailers, as well as popular dining options and entertainment venues, all of which contribute to our continued success in this market.”
Opry Mills is a hot spot for brand-savvy shoppers and frugal fashionistas with an impressive roster of more than 200 stores. This year Opry Mills welcomed several first-in-Tennessee locations, including the PUMA Store, The Limited Outlet and H&M. Shoppers can also take advantage of other popular retailers such as Coach Factory Store, Cole Haan Company Store, J.Crew Factory, Janie and Jack® Outlet, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Vera Bradley Outlet and many more.
Plus, Opry Mills’ unique brand of shopping includes a variety of dining and entertainment options. Visitors will enjoy access to several full-service restaurants, including Chili’s, Aquarium Restaurant, Johnny Rockets and Rainforest Cafe, as well as a contemporary 11-eatery food court featuring Starbucks and Sweet CeCe’s.
With strong ties to Music City, entertainment is an important component of Opry Mills’ ongoing success. In true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment is provided weekly on the Opry Mills Stage presented by Wholesale Inc. near Entry 5. Shoppers can also watch feature films in a state-of-the-art environment and enjoy the IMAX experience at Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX.
For more information about Opry Mills’ or for a complete list of retailers, call (615) 514-1000 or visit www.oprymills.com. Opry Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OpryMills) and on Twitter @shOpryMills.
About Opry Mills
Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in Tennessee, features a great collection of fashion forward stores such as Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, Cole Haan, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Lucky Brand Outlet and Bass Pro Shops, as well as the state’s first locations from The Limited Outlet and H&M. Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment options including Rainforest Cafe, Aquarium Restaurant, Dave & Buster’s and Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX. The Opry Mills Stage presented by Wholesale Inc. and Tennessee Treasures play area further enhance the family shopping experience.
Opry Mills is conveniently located seven miles from downtown Nashville, in Opryland off of Briley Parkway at exit 11, and is within walking distance of the Grand Ole Opry and the 2,800-room Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Opry Mills, please call (615) 514-1000 or visit www.oprymills.com. Opry Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/OpryMills) and on Twitter @shOpryMills.
About The Mills, A Simon Company
The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group's five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. The Company currently owns or has an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising approximately 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit simon.com.