Friday November 19, 1:23 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

ADVISORY/International Council of Shopping Centers and Select National Retailers to Cast Their Forecasts for the 1999 Holiday Season

Media Welcome to Spend the Day After Thanksgiving at Newport Centre Mall to Speak With Industry Experts, Preview Hot Holiday Gift Items and Capture Photos of Holiday Crowds

  • (BUSINESS WIRE)-- WHAT: On Friday, Nov. 26, Newport Centre Mall will be offering

    you an opportunity to interview national retailers and

    industry executives on holiday sales and hot gift items for

    the 1999 Holiday Season. Also, interview the first

    shoppers of the season, see hot gift/product demonstrations

    throughout the day, as well as capture the most popular

    icon - ``Santa Claus''.

    WHEN: Friday, Nov. 26, 1999

    All day access, camera crew set up beginning at 4:30a.m.

    K-B Toys opens at 6:00a.m. (Lines expected to begin forming

    at 5:30a.m.)

    Mall Hours for Black Friday 9a.m. to 10p.m.

    You are invited to spend the whole day with us!

    WHERE: Newport Centre Mall

    First Level, Center Court (Santa's North Pole)

    40 Mall Drive West

    Jersey City, New Jersey

               Newport Centre Mall is located at the mouth of the Holland
               Tunnel in New Jersey. Specific directions to Newport Centre
               Mall and parking availability can be faxed upon request.


    Industry Experts

  • International Council of Shopping Centers John Konarski, Staff VP/Research

    Simon Mall Spokespersons

  • Jim Roberts, Regional Marketing Director for New Jersey - Kurt Ivey, Regional Marketing Director for New York - Carl Reggie, Marketing Director for Newport Centre Mall

    Local Retailers

  • Sears, Ray Goddard, General Manager - Athlete's Foot, Ken March, Store Manager - Quails, Christopher Findlay, Co-Manager - Radio Shack, Store Manager - K-B Toys, Pablo Pepin, Store Manager - Whitehall Jewelers, Dan Ferguson, Store Manager - Plus, 10 other national, regional, and local retailers

    Holiday Shoppers

  • The first shoppers of the 1999 Holiday Season



    In order to help ensure you have the appropriate resources to cover holiday shopping at Newport Centre Mall throughout the day, we will provide you with free lunch, free cellular telephone for on-site use, assistance running cable to prime locations for live remotes and guaranteed parking. We also will be able to provide you with access to thirteen other regional SIMON malls throughout the New York Metropolitan Area.

    To use these offerings, as well as gain the necessary passes to park close to the mall, please come to the Holiday Media Check-In located on the First Level in Center Court. Coffee and donuts will be available at the Media Check-In.

         Janis Martin-Hughes,
         Newport Centre Mall Media Holiday Hotline
         or page Janis at 856/866-3940

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