A GRAND OPENING TO THE HOLIDAY SEASON
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 28, 2001 Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center willkick off this Holiday Season Saturday evening, Dec. 1st with the lighting of the Center's official Christmas tree. The festivities will include Santa Clause, holiday music, storytelling, in addition to actors from Ballet Memphis' The Nutcracker, and Circuit Playhouse's Peter Pan!
Recreating the warmth and holiday spirit found in turn-of-the-century gathering places just like Peabody Place, the Centers merchants will be offering plenty of refreshments in keeping with the Holiday Season. As the tree is lit, the crowd filling the Centers atrium will be engulfed in a snowy fog and the holiday music will fill the air.
Jack A. Belz, chairman and CEO of Belz Enterprises the man who began building his company's vision for a comprehensive development Downtown more than 25-years ago, invites visitors to "Come downtown and play!" this Holiday Season. The Center is located on Peabody Place between Second and Third Streets, adjacent and connected to Peabody Hotel.
Other special events offered by Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center this Holiday Season include:
Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center is part of Belz Enterprises'
Peabody Place development. The Center covers more than 300,000 square
feet showcased in a unique "streetscape" environment, and is
accessible from any one of three connected, indoor parking garages.
The Center includes, Muvico Peabody Place 22 Theaters, Tower Records, Isaac Hayes, A&W All American Food/Long John Silver's, Ann Taylor Loft, Jillian's, Gap, Gap Kids and Baby Gap. In addition, Starbucks, Fat Tuesday, Dan McGuinness Irish Pub, Mrs. Field's Bakery Café, Dapy, Hot Topic, Claire's, Breaking the Mold Candle Company, Memphis Motor Speedway, Victoria's Secret, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Morgan Studio are also located within the Center. Even more entertainment, excitement and shopping is opening with Putting Edge, Puccini and Pasta, and more!
Collectively, the Peabody Place development contains approximately two million square feet of space, which includes 762 hotel rooms, 201 apartments, 565,000 square feet of office space, 420,000 square feet of retail space, and 3,600 parking spaces.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Belz Enterprises is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the South and across the U.S. Belz develops, owns and/or manages more than 25 million square feet of industrial warehouses, 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.
Here's the quick and easy way to "come downtown and play." Out-of-town visitors may take Union Avenue (west), Riverside Drive, or Third Street (U.S. Hwy. 61, north), exit off the Interstate to Downtown Memphis and the Mississippi River.
For direct parking garage access once youre downtown navigate
to Peabody Place, remembering that traffic on Union Avenue moves both
east and west. Around the Entertainment and Retail Center, traffic on
Second flows south, and on Third moves north. The Main Street Trolley
also runs within a block of PPERC.