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Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises


Holiday Celebration to Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN (November 14, 2003) - The arrival of Disney's THE LION KING to Memphis has prompted Downtown's one-stop-shop for movies, music, dining and shopping, Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center, to celebrate this holiday season "safari style." Visitors can take part in the exotic holiday celebration from Saturday, November 29 through Sunday, December 28, 2003.

"The safari-themed decorations, holiday tree and great giveaways will make holidays at the Center a truly unique experience," said Andrew J. Groveman, senior vice president of Belz, owner and developer of Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center.

"Safari Holiday" at the Center will treat visitors and holiday shoppers to a unique holiday experience and spotlight a one-of-a-kind, 25-foot, safari-themed holiday tree. The massive tree, expertly decorated by the talented designers of Holliday Flowers, Inc., will be adorned with ornaments, decorations and fabrics imported directly from Africa.

As part of the vivid celebration, visitors can purchase a Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center signature holiday ornament and receive a bonus gift courtesy of the Center. Gifts will include Broadway soundtrack CD's of THE LION KING, lion plush toys, tickets to see Disney's THE LION KING at The Orpheum Theatre and one grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida. All proceeds collected from the $3 purchase of each signature ornament will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visitors can purchase their signature holiday ornaments at the holiday tree Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

About Belz

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Belz is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the Southern United States, including Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center at 150 Peabody Place. Throughout the nation, 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