OPRY MILLS NAMED TOP SHOPPING DESTINATION
MILLS NAMED TOP SHOPPING DESTINATION IN THE SOUTHERN REGION BY GROUPS
TODAY MAGAZINE READERS
NASHVILLE, TN (November 15, 2012) – Nashville residents and out-of-town guests continue to celebrate the return of Opry Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Tennessee. The successful return of this iconic property has resulted in record sales and traffic, as well as being named Brand Champion of May 2012 by the Nashville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Top Shopping Destination for the Southern Region in Groups Today Magazine’s Annual Reader’s Choice Awards.
The Nashville CVB recognizes local businesses as Brand Champions for successfully integrating the Music City brand into their day-to-day activities with signage, events, exhibits, live music offerings and more. Opry Mills’ Grand Re-Opening celebration was infused with a wide variety of musical elements, making it a natural fit for this distinction.
In addition, readers of Groups Today Magazine selected Opry Mills 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.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by our new and returning shoppers, as well as the tourism industry, and look forward to continuing to grow within Music City,” said Tarasina Schneller, director of marketing and business development at Opry Mills. “Our unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular stores, eateries and entertainment venues, is unmatched in this market and we will continue to strive to offer the best shopping experience for all to enjoy.”
Opry Mills is certainly a frugal fashionista’s haven with an impressive roster of more than 200 stores including several name-brand additions such as Coach Factory Store, G by Guess, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Bahama Outlet and outlet locations from Michael Kors and Vera Bradley. The excitement has continued as a surge of new retail options such as ALDO, 50 East Shoes, Flip Flops and Janie and Jack Outlet are now open. Plus, the property will grow and further its appeal with Earthbound Trading Company and OshKosh B’gosh Outlet opening this week and The Cosmetic Market coming soon.
Plus, Opry Mills’ unique brand of shopping also offers a variety of family dining and entertainment options. With eight full service restaurants and a contemporary food court with ten eateries, shoppers enjoy great Asian, Tex-Mex, Italian or American cuisine, as well as special themed dining experiences at Aquarium Restaurant, Rainforest Cafe, Johnny Rockets and the first-in-Tennessee location for Claim Jumper.
In true Nashville fashion, live performances and musical entertainment are regularly provided on the Entertainment Stage near Entry 5. Shoppers can also watch feature movies in a state-of-the-art environment and enjoy the IMAX experience at Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX. A family destination, Opry Mills also boasts Tennessee Treasures, a Tennessee-inspired children’s play area located in the Children’s Wing near Crazy 8.
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, celebrated its Grand Re-Opening on March 29 with a great collection of fashion forward stores such as Coach Factory Store, Cole Haan, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, New York & Company Outlet, Bose Factory Store, Lucky Brand Outlet and Ann Taylor Factory Store. Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment options including Rainforest Café, Aquarium Restaurant, Dave & Buster’s and Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX. Opry Mills’ famous Entertainment Stage and Tennessee Treasures play area further enhance the family shopping experience.
Opry Mills is located seven miles from downtown Nashville, between Interstates 40 and 65, 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. – 6 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 the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 333 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 242 million square feet. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.