Belz Enterprises
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Dawn Rowan


Belz Factory Outlet World - Lakeland Hosts "The Quality Collectors Show" To Benefit Disabled

Lakeland, TN (July 7, 1999) -- Belz Factory Outlet World - Lakeland will host "The Quality Collectors Show" to raise money for the Memphis Center for Independent Living, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities participate in all aspects of community life. The fund raiser will take place Saturday, July 10th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the center court of Belz Factory Outlet World in Lakeland.

Items to be silently auctioned at the event include a designer necktie from Ahmad Rashad, handwritten music from Barry Manilow, autographed books from Bill Cosby, Jeff Bridges, The Frugal Gourmet and more.

In addition, over twenty dealers will be on hand from Friday, July 9th through Sunday, July 11th, to buy, sell and trade merchandise such as beanie babies, sports cards, coins, movie posters and stamps.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for shoppers to pick up some unique merchandise while supporting a worthy cause," says Andrew J. Groveman, President of Belz Enterprises’ Factory Outlet Division. "We hope everyone joins us for the silent auction this Saturday."

Located at 3536 Canada Road in Lakeland, Tennessee, Belz Factory Outlet World offers the finest shopping experience with key tenants such as Bass Company Store, Big Dog Sportswear and Perfumania.

Belz Factory Outlet World - Lakeland is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

With headquarters in Memphis, Belz Enterprises is a multi-faceted real estate company with more than 25 million square feet of developed property including over 40 shopping complexes, ranging from community shopping centers to regional malls. In addition to Lakeland, Belz owns and/or manages Factory Outlet Worlds in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla. where the company also operates the Belz Designer Outlet Centre. Belz also owns and operates the 100 Oaks Mall in Nashville, Tenn. The company is also developing factory outlet malls in Puerto Rico and St. Augustine, Fla. Belz’s newest development is "Festival Bay at International Drive", a lifestyle retail entertainment complex in Orlando. The company has also developed and owns a group of premier hotels, including the flagship Peabody Hotels in Memphis and Orlando.

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