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SALMON RUN MALL WELCOMES SKEWED BREWING
Locally Operated Brewery and Full Service Restaurant to be Built from the Ground Up
Watertown, NY – Shoppers will have one more reason to visit Salmon Run Mall later this year. Skewed Brewing, a locally owned and operated brew pub, will be opening this fall, adjacent to Regal Stadium 12.
Mark Crandall, Ryan Chaif and Cheryl Chaif, owners and operators of the Hops Spot in Sackets Harbor, poured hours and hours of work into finalizing their plans for their Skewed Brewing concept at Salmon Run Mall.
Skewed Brewing will specialize in microbrews and craft beers that are brewed on site. They will also offer a wide variety of craft beers from around the world from well known breweries such as the Brooklyn Brewery, Great Divide, Dogfish Head and more. Also inside you will find a full-service restaurant. The brew pub will offer seating for 90 patrons. For more information and to follow the progress on Skewed Brewing, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SkewedBrewing.
To get the latest updates and information on these exciting additions to the center please visit our website, www.shopsalmonrunmall.com, like us at www.facebook.com/salmonrunmall or follow us at www.twitter.com/ShopSalmonRun
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About Salmon Run Mall
Salmon Run Mall is the premier shopping and entertainment destination for the Northern New York market, including a very strong Canadian segment. The center is anchored by Best Buy, Burlington Coat Factory, Sears, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting, Gander Mountain and Bon Ton and offers more than 80 retail shops, a 12-screen stadium, seat theater and food court. Additional information regarding Salmon Run Mall can be found at:
Retail Group of America (RGA) took another step today in its rollout and development of European fashion brands for the U.S.
New York, February 19, 2013
Retail Group of America is pleased to announce that it has executed a 52 lease package with Pyramid Management Group, the largest privately owned developer of shopping centers in the Northeast. The leases are for specialty French, Spanish, German and British fashion brands such as Promod, Jennyfer, Cortefiel, Women’s Secret, New Yorker, Ziddy, Sergent Major, Suite Blanco and Lipsy; all of which are new fashion branded concepts to the United States.
Launching initially on both coasts, RGA plans to build a strong presence in major shopping malls across the country. Through aggressive acquisition efforts, Retail Group of America plans to further expand by bringing upwards of 11 European brands, through many top developers, to the U.S. throughout 2013. An additional 2,000 locations are targeted for opening over the next five years. Retail Group of America, the U.S. operating arm of Fawaz Al Hokair Fashion Retail, the global franchise leader based in Saudi Arabia, is pursuing retail and real estate interests within the United States. Al Hokair operates franchise retail across multiple fashion classifications including women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories, cosmetics and lingerie. With more than 70 fashion brand partners, the Al Hokair Group operates over 1500 boutiques globally. This diverse retail operation includes locations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, North Africa, the CIS, and in the U.S.
“Working from the Al Hokair Group’s existing successful brand relationships, RGA will bring a mix of fresh European fashion to the U.S. market. We are very excited at this opportunity and are committed to providing the U.S. consumer with a new diverse European fashion perspective. By identifying brands, acquiring them, and building these stores, we are creating a new market for the U.S. shopper. We are just beginning this unprecedented venture, with further expansion planned for the near future. I’m excited to see anticipations grow and to open our doors to this new consumer.” – Aaron Eisenberg, CEO
“Pyramid Management Group is very pleased to partner with RGA to bring these brands to this country. It is very unique to have the opportunity to open stores on such a large scale that are completely new to the United States and we are thrilled to be able to accomplish just that, with RGA”. – Stephen Congel, CEO
Today, RGA operates the U.K. fashion brands, Monsoon and Accessorize with 24 brick and mortar locations across the East Coast and Midwest. Monsoon and Accessorize bring an international flavor to the U.S. market and have developed a strong brand with a highly distinctive identity. Monsoon offers clothing for women and children, while the Accessorize brand offers jewelry and accessories including, hats, handbags, scarfs and a small resort collection for spring.
For further information regarding RGA, please contact:
Phone (347) 931-5673
Retail Group of America
1440 Broadway-23rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Salmon Run Mall to Go Tobacco-Free
All Pyramid Mall Properties Become Tobacco-Free on May 31st
(Watertown, NY) – Officials at Pyramid Management Group, LLC, owner and operator of 15 shopping malls throughout New York and Massachusetts today announced that all of their properties will be 100 percent tobacco-free on May 31, 2012. Pyramid has been working with regional tobacco control partnerships funded by the NYS Tobacco Control Program and the American Cancer Society on implementation of the new policy.
“We strongly believe this new policy will not only support our employees and guests who are sensitive to secondhand smoke or are trying to quit smoking, but it also will provide a more enjoyable and healthier shopping experience to the millions of visitors who come through our doors each year,” said James L. Soos, Director of Asset Management, Pyramid Management Group.
The tobacco-free policy includes any and all tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco) and any other similar substances or instruments that are lit or burning such as electronic cigarettes. This tobacco-free policy is inclusive of entire properties, both inside and outside, including all entry points, hallways, sidewalks, loading dock areas, parking lots and construction areas. It applies to all mall associates, tenant employees, vendors, delivery people, contractors, subcontractors and guests.
"The Carousel Center has been smoke free for almost 5 years now and thousands of visitors and their children have been protected from secondhand smoke,” said Sue Casanova, Project Coordinator, Bridges to Prevent Tobacco. “Pyramid is showing once again that they are leaders in the industry. We encourage other mall owners to implement a tobacco free property policy as well."
New York State malls covered by the new tobacco-free policy will include:
Aviation Mall - Queensbury
Carousel Center – Syracuse (became smoke-free in 2007, will be tobacco-free)
Champlain Centre - Plattsburgh
Crossgates Mall - Albany
Galleria at Crystal Run - Middletown
Palisades Center – West Nyack
Poughkeepsie Galleria - Poughkeepsie
Sangertown Square – New Hartford
The Shops at Ithaca Mall - Ithaca
Walden Galleria - Buffalo
Massachusetts malls include:
Berkshire Mall - Lanesborough
Independence Mall - Kingston
Hampshire Mall - Hadley
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside - Holyoke
“This policy means shoppers and their kids won’t have to walk a gauntlet of harmful secondhand smoke just to enter a mall,” said Alvaro Carrascal, Senior Vice President of Cancer Control, American Cancer Society of NY & NJ. “Secondhand smoke is a known carcinogen with no safe level of exposure. Mall employees who smoke also will benefit from on-site resources that will help them quit.”
Pyramid will be providing opportunities for mall employees to obtain smoking cessation information and counseling. Signage provided by the local tobacco control coalitions will be posted around mall property to alert employees and shoppers about the new policy.
The first mall in the Pyramid family to go smoke-free was the Carousel Center in Syracuse in 2007. Successful implementation at that facility led to the corporate-wide expansion of the policy. With implementation of the new policy, Carousel Center will become tobacco-free.
For more information about the new policy, go to pyramidmg.com.
For information on how to quit smoking, call the New York State Smokers’ Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
For cancer information anytime, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or log onto cancer.org.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC:
Pyramid Management Group, LLC, headquartered in Syracuse, NY, is the largest privately owned shopping center owner and developer in the northeast. The portfolio consists of 17 properties in New York and Massachusetts. With over 40 years of continued innovation, their ongoing success can be attributed to the unique combination of geographically centered sites, tremendous highway visibility, and an unmatched mix of new and exciting retailers. Additional information regarding Pyramid can be found at www.pyramidmg.com.
About the NYS Tobacco Control Tobacco Control Partnerships
New York State Tobacco Control Community Partnerships work with local governments and decision makers, local businesses and employers (including tobacco retailers), community organizations, health care institutions and providers, and schools and community groups to address tobacco company advertising, sponsorship and promotion; implement effective tobacco-free policies in the outdoor environment; change public opinion about tobacco and tobacco use; and promote access to evidence-based cessation services. Community Partnerships engage local stakeholders and decision makers, educate community leaders and the public, and mobilize the community to strengthen tobacco-related policies to restrict the tobacco company presence in the community, reduce the use and availability of tobacco products in the community, and limit opportunities for exposure to secondhand smoke. Community Partnerships take a policy advocacy approach to creating communities that support and reinforce the tobacco-free norm and dismantling the community policies and practices that promote and support tobacco use.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.