Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Stores Coming to SouthPark

SouthPark, North Carolina's premier shopping destination, is pleased
to announce the addition of four new stores to its retail roster this
season. From clothing and accessories to nutritional supplements, the
brands offer a wide variety of products. The new stores include GNC,
Pandora, Tory Burch and Vera Bradley.

GNC opened the doors of its SouthPark store in May with special visits
from Panthers star DeAngelo Williams and Olympic gold medalist Nastia
Liukin. At more than 2,500 square feet, the new store is the largest
GNC store in the Charlotte area. The unique floor layout is divided
into four sections that showcase distinct product categories including
health and diet, vitamins, as well as fitness and sports nutrition.

Pandora, an international jewelry company based in Denmark, plans to
open its 804 square foot retail location between Godiva and Wentworth
Gallery in July. Pandora is best known for its popular charm
bracelets, customizable from a selection of over 800 handcrafted
silver and 14-kt gold charms. The SouthPark location will carry the
entire line of Pandora jewelry featuring a range of products from $25
sterling silver charms to 18-kt pave rings, which retail for more than

Tory Burch, a women's wear company best known for its sophisticated
American aesthetic at an accessible price point, is scheduled to open
its first store in the Carolinas in July. The store will occupy a
2,149 square foot retail space in the Neiman Marcus wing. Tory Burch
was launched in February 2004 as a lifestyle concept with multiple
product categories, including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and
jewelry. The SouthPark store will carry the full clothing line as well
as shoes, handbags and accessories.

Founded in 1982, the Vera Bradley concept and line of products was
developed by two friends as they sat in the airport and noticed a
distinct lack of feminine luggage. Fast-forward nearly thirty years
and the Indiana-based company continues to remain steadfast in its
commitment to excellent quality, exclusive designs and dependable
customer service. The SouthPark Vera Bradley store will occupy 1,789
square feet of space between Guess and Cache. The store, which will
carry the full line of Vera Bradley quilted luggage, handbags and
accessories, is expected to open in late July.

About SouthPark
Located in the heart of the SouthPark area, SouthPark, a Simon mall,
is a Charlotte landmark. Originally developed in 1970, it is also one
of the largest shopping malls in the region. Anchored by Nordstrom,
Belk, Dillard's, Macy's and Neiman Marcus, SouthPark offers stores
ranging from luxury fashion such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton to
casual staples such as J. Crew and Tommy Bahama. Seven full-service
restaurants, a Food Court, Symphony Park and a beautiful outdoor
amphitheater make the area a popular dining and entertainment
destination. Symphony Park at SouthPark is the summer home for the
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra with a free concert series every Sunday
during June. It is also home to the Holiday Tree Lighting, the
official kick-off to the holiday season in south Charlotte. In
addition, shoppers are offered even more choices at SouthPark's newest
addition, The Village, which comprises 48,000 square feet of specialty
retail. This new concept of retail, dining and residential represents
a unique lifestyle in the area, further enhancing the mall and village
as one of the Southeast's premier destinations. For a map and store
listings, directions, events and job listings, visit

About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest real
estate company in the U.S. The Company currently owns or has an
interest in 381 properties comprising 261 million square feet of gross
leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. Simon Property Group
is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000
people worldwide. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on
the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the
Simon Property Group website at