Contact: Erin Jenkins
(407) 541-0831

Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises




MEMPHIS, TN (December 12, 2003) - Swig martini bar joins downtown Memphis as the newest venue serving up an elaborate range of cocktails, food and entertainment. Located on the first floor of 100 Peabody Place Tower office building, Swig will debut to Memphians the week of December 15, 2003.

"We are very excited to add an upscale venue for people to come together and have a great time downtown," said Andrew J. Groveman, senior vice president of Belz, owner and developer of Peabody Place Tower. "It is the perfect place to meet up with friends after work or have dinner before a show at the Orpheum across the street."

San Antonio, Texas-based Swig will offer patrons a menu of more than 70 martinis with quotes and stories about every libation. The full-service, full-range bar will serve wine, cognac, brandies, bourbons and other cocktails, as well as a limited menu of food entrees ranging between $9 and $25. Like the original Swig on San Antonio's Riverwalk, the "up-quality" establishment will feature live musical entertainment, featuring primarily jazz with some eclectic selections mixed in.

"We're considered a martini bar, but we are really much more than that," says Dan Parrott, operations manager for Swig.

About Swig

Swig is a full-service, 1940s style, contemporary bar, featuring martinis, live jazz and other eclectic selections. Where the classic American cocktail meets its contemporaries...Where Cary Grant meets Uma Thurman. Your visit to Swig promises to be an affair to remember. Swig is open seven days per week from 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. For more information, please visit

About Belz

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Belz is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the Southern United States. Belz develops, owns and/or manages more than 30 million square feet of industrial/warehouse/distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use centers and corporate campuses. The company also owns a group of premier hotels, including The Peabody Hotels in Memphis, Orlando and Little Rock. Additional information about Belz is available at