Experience the world’s greatest hunting event at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic

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Experience the world’s greatest hunting event at the Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic
Bass Pro Shops kicks off the fall season with free seminars and events

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Fall Hunting Classic, an annual tradition for millions of hunters and sportsmen across North America, returns to Bass Pro Shops locations throughout the U.S. and Canada this August 12- 28, 2016. The annual event kicks off the fall hunting season with free seminars led by nationally recognized professional hunters and special offers at 77 Bass Pro Shops locations.

“For nearly 30 years now, the Fall Hunting Classic has been a popular and much-anticipated tradition at Bass Pro Shops,” said Jerry Martin, captain of the RedHead Pro Hunting team. “Hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts have attended this free event to learn how they can be more successful in the field while staying safe and comfortable with appropriate clothing and gear. Hunters also love to get a firsthand look at all the latest products.”

Many sportsmen and women look forward to the event all year long. This 17-day event is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to each location.

During the Fall Hunting Classic, nationally recognized professional hunters, local pros and outdoorsmen and women will conduct seminars, answer questions and help hunters make the most of their fall hunting season. (Check local listings: pros, topics, dates and times may vary)**.

Free seminars include:

Saturday, August 20
11 a.m. – Archery Tune-Up: Prepare your gear for the hunt
2 p.m. – Get Close: Scent control and scent products that give you the edge
4 p.m. – Archery Skills: Perfecting your shot and how to play the wind

Sunday, August 21
1 p.m. – Boots 101: Choosing the right footwear for your outing experience
3 p.m. – Knives and Tools Guide: Your hunt from field to freezer

The first 20 seminar attendees each day ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.

Other special events include:

Saturday, August 20: Women’s Hunting Workshop at 3 p.m.
Women are invited to a free seminar to learn hunting tips and how-to information on outdoor cooking and more. The first 25 women ages 18 or older will receive a free Bass Pro Shops tumbler.

For the third straight year, a fact-filled Women’s Outdoor Workshop is coming to Savannah. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 at Bass Pro Shops Savannah beginning at 3 p.m. The program for the workshop is specifically targeted to women hunters and those ladies interested in learning about the hunting experience. Featured speakers will be Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer Kate Hargrove, and outdoor enthusiasts and Deaux Girl Pro staff members Jean Ellen and Misty Lou. Andy Taylor a local hunter and Hunter Education Instructor will host the event.

Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 21: Bow, crossbow and optics trade in.
Hunters with bows, crossbows and optics, including riflescopes, can trade those items in at a participating Bass Pro Shops location. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in bows, crossbows and optics for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new bow, crossbow or optics (excludes spotting scopes).

Saturday, August 20 through Sunday, August 28: Game camera and hunting boot trade in.
Hunters with game cameras and boots that don’t get a lot of action can trade them in at a participating Bass Pro Shops store during the Fall Hunting Classic. This trade-in event allows hunters to trade in game cameras for a coupon worth up to $100 off the purchase price of a new game camera. Hunters can trade in hunting or rubber boots for a coupon worth up to $40 off the purchase of new hunting boots. The game cameras, boots, bows, crossbows and optics are donated to local nonprofit organizations to help with outdoor education programs.

Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28: Next Generation Weekend
Kids are invited to come to their local Bass Pro Shops Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend. This family-friendly, free event includes a free craft, workshop, giveaway, photo download and activities. Check local listings for more information on Next Generation activities.*

It is vitally important that today’s youth get involved in the outdoors so they can become the stewards and conservationists of tomorrow to insure the maintenance and well-being of our natural resources. Bass Pro Shops is proud to take part in inspiring the next generation of conservationists by providing easy, fun, accessible ways for families to discover and enjoy the outdoors.

Celebrating Sportsmen, America’s Conservation Heroes

The Fall Hunting Classic celebrates the role hunters play in ongoing wildlife conservation efforts. Hunters are the largest contributors to wildlife conservation through the hunting licenses, tags and stamps they buy. Another important source of funding for state wildlife conservation efforts are the excise taxes sportsmen and women pay on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program (WSFR).

In 2015, WSFR provided $1.1 billion through the sale of hunting and fishing equipment to support habitat conservation and outdoor recreation. Since the program’s inception 78 years ago more than $18 billion have been distributed to states for this great work. Those dollars, combined with hunting license fees, provide more than 75 percent of the funding for most state fish and wildlife agencies. Sportsmen and women contribute nearly $8 million to conservation every day through license fees, stamps, permits, excise taxes, and contributions to conservation groups.

NASCAR Sweepstakes

In addition to free seminars and great deals on hunting gear, customers can also enter a sweepstakes to win a trip for four to the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA America’s Night Race in Bristol, Tennessee. The grand prize, valued at $9,900, includes VIP race tickets and garage passes, appearances by drivers in the suite, a track walk, travel and accommodations and one NRA lifetime membership. Plus, one winner in every store will receive an NRA lifetime membership with a value of $1,500. Visit your local store for more details. Visit http://www.basspro.com/classic for more information on how to enter.****

For more information about the free Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic, go to http://www.basspro.com/classic or visit your local Bass Pro Shops.

-*Store not participating in this event includes location in Islamorada, Florida.

-**Pro appearances, dates, topics and times subject to change.

-***Next Generation Weekend event is not available at the Destin, Florida location.

-****Contest rules: Customers may also enter to win online at http://www.basspro.com.  One Grand Prize winner will be drawn nationally.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry.  Void where prohibited.

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About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 99 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com.  To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO.  Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops

Contact:
Chris Finnegan
Bass Pro Shops Savannah
Operations Manager
(912-961-4204)
cjfinnegan@basspro.com

Savannah Mall Highlighted Local Stores and Performers During New Second Saturday Celebrations

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Mike Perry (LEFT) and Gordon Perry (RIGHT) perform at The Savannah Mall’s “Second Saturday of the Month” celebration.

Mike Perry (LEFT) and Gordon Perry (RIGHT) perform at The Savannah Mall’s “Second Saturday of the Month” celebration.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall held the new Second Saturday of the Month Celebration, featuring home grown retailers and local talent. The event featured local entertainment from The Perry Brothers and Savannah Steve in Center Court.

“Our one-of-a-kind, locally owned and operated retailers set us apart from other shopping centers in Savannah and we want to honor their uniqueness,” said Savannah Mall Marketing Manager Becky Orsi. “Our shops are 49 percent owned by individuals who live in the Savannah community and have a vested interest in the area’s future.”

G.E. Perry of The Perry Brothers was born in Albany Ga. but grew up in Savannah, Ga. He has been in the music scene since 1965, and has shared the stage with plays like Leon Tinsley Ellis, Leon Russell, Ted Nugent, Sam the Sham, Dru Lombar, The Kingston Trio, The Platters, The Coasters, Indie Arie, Mike Pinero, Mark Chestnut, Lonestar and Shelley Wright.

Savannah Steve is a talented musician, having performed keyboards, guitar and vocals with several professional bands in the New York tri-state region since 1976. Around 1990, Stephen decided he’d had enough of New York and came down south. Now, after 20 years of dedicated service, Savannah Steve has become known for his breezy live renditions of Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Beach Boys and Sinatra.

Second Saturday will continue every month. For more information, visit www.savannahmall.com.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Savannah Mall Highlights Local Stores and Performers During New Second Saturday Celebrations

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall announces the new Second Saturday of the Month Celebration, featuring home grown retailers and local talent. The first event will be held Saturday, June 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., featuring local entertainment from The Perry Brothers and Savannah Steve in Center Court. This event is free and open to the public.

“Our one-of-a-kind, locally owned and operated retailers set us apart from other shopping centers in Savannah and we want to honor their uniqueness,” said Savannah Mall Marketing Manager Becky Orsi. “Our shops are 49 percent owned by individuals who live in the Savannah community and have a vested interest in the area’s future.”

The Perry Brothers G.E. Perry of The Perry Brothers was was born in Albany Ga. but grew up in Savannah, Ga. He has been in the music scene since 1965, and has shared the stage with plays like Leon Tinsley Ellis, Leon Russell, Ted Nugent, Sam the Sham, Dru Lombar, The Kingston Trio, The Platters, The Coasters, Indie Arie, Mike Pinero, Mark Chestnut, Lonestar and Shelley Wright.

Savannah Steve is a talented musician, having performed keyboards, guitar and vocals with several professional bands in the New York tri-state region since 1976. Around 1990, Stephen decided he’d had enough of New York and came down south. Now, after 20 years of dedicated service, Savannah Steve has become known for his breezy live renditions of Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Beach Boys and Sinatra.

The Perry Brothers will play from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Savannah Steve will play from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Second Saturday will continue every month. For more information, visit www.savannahmall.com.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

“Twice As Nice” Synthetic Skating Rink at the Savannah Mall will be open from June 4 – Aug. 7 during the Summer of 2016.

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall announces that the summer synthetic Ice Skating Rink at the Savannah Mall will be open starting Saturday, June 4 at 12 p.m. Kick off will feature international professional skating stars skaters Joel Geleynse and Jennifer Don. The synthetic ice rink will be open until August 7. For more info (912) 927-7467 or www.SavannahMall.com.

See international professional skating stars Joel Geleynse and Jennifer Don put the synthetic ice rink to the test with their graceful, high-energy performances.

ABOUT JOE GELEYNSE
Joel Geleynse grew up on a farm south of Ottawa and started figure skating age 12. He competed as part the junior national team and in 1998 won a bronze medal at the Canadian men’s national championship. He later moved to southwestern Ontario to pursue pairs skating and has been based in Hamilton since 2006.

Geleynse retired from competitive skating and performed with touring companies and cruise ships for a number of years before he started reality TV. He is currently in the Netherlands to shoot “Stars Dancing on Ice” or “Sterren Dansen op het Ijs” in Dutch. The show is an ice skating competition between professional figure skaters and reality TV stars.

ABOUT JENNIFER DON
Jennifer Don is a Taiwanese American figure skater from Houston, Texas who started skating at the age of 10. Don competed in both the pairs and singles disciplines. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies.

As a singles skater, Don was the 2001 U.S. national bronze medalist on the novice level and the 2002 U.S. silver medalist on the junior level. As a pair skater, Don won the bronze medal with Jonathon Hunt at the 2003 World Junior Championships. In 2005, she won the Chinese Taipei National Championships.

ABOUT THE SYNTHETIC ICE RINK
The Ice Rink hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ice skates are available to rent. Socks are required and available for sale. Sessions start every half hour.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli, Sarah Janes Kitchen and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery and the Nuts About Savannah. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit http://www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

 

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Savannah Mall Hosts Happiness Wall in Recognition of International Day of Happiness

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall is participating in the annual International Day of Happiness by hosting a happiness booth on Saturday, March 19 at the mall’s lower level from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. As part of Live Happy’s 3rd annual #HappyActs campaign, the public is invited to visit the Happiness Wall, write a quick message of happiness, and share their #HappyAct on the wall near center court at the mall.

“We hope everyone will come out and share in the positive experience,” said Becky Orsi, Savannah Mall Marketing Manager. “There is absolutely no cost to participate in this day of happiness activity and Live Happy will make a $1 donation to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization for every #HappyAct card of inspiration posted for the walls nationwide (up to 25,000 participants).”

In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to set aside one day annually in March as the International Day of Happiness. Organizations around the globe host a variety of events and activities designed to spread happiness to others.

“This year marks the first time Savannah has hosted a happiness wall which is a marvelous way to make positive connections with others,” said Rhonda Smith, local coordinator. “The goal is start a chain reaction that shares happy thoughts and messages around the globe.”

For more information on #HappyActs, visit www.happyacts.org

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ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nuts About Savannah and Dough Boys. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Live Holiday Performance at Savannah Mall on December 19

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall is pleased to welcome performers from the Sankofa Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 19 at 3 p.m. The one time holiday performance, Let There Be Peace on Earth, is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to offer this gift to the community during this hectic time of year,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “These talented performers will offer a holiday wish for harmony through dance and music to our mall customers.”

The performance takes place at Savannah Mall’s upper level in Dillard’s Court. At the event, donations may be made with proceeds benefitting Toys for Tots and the Sankofa Center Wish List.

Since June 2013, Sankofa Center for the Arts has been offering the Savannah area a wide variety of dance and movement classes taught by professional and experienced dancers for every age group and level. They include African, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Liturgical, Zumba, Yoga, and Seniors’ Fitness.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nuts About Savannah and Dough Boys. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990

Phil McConnell

Phil McConnell, General Manager – Savannah Mall

Savannah Mall’s Caring Santa Meets with Children with Sensory Concerns

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Children with autism and similar sensory concerns got a chance to meet with a “Caring Santa” at the Savannah Mall. The holiday event provided an atmosphere free from the usual bright lighting, high-energy music and over-stimulating mall surroundings that prevent an enjoyable visit with Santa.

“All children deserve to have special time with Santa,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “The holidays are a time for making memories and magic, and this is one small gesture from Savannah Mall toward that goal.”

Each child received a 5×7 photo commemorating his or her special visit with Santa. Savannah Mall was pleased to provide this holiday treat at no charge to children with special abilities. If you have any questions or need more information, please call 912-927-9663.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nuts About Savannah and Dough Boys. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990