Simon to roll out enhanced Visa gift card
Indianapolis — Mall owner Simon and payment solution-provider Blackhawk Network have teamed up to offer an enhanced Visa Simon Giftcard at select Simon malls, Premium Outlets and Mills, and online at Simongiftcard.com.
For the first time, the Simon Giftcard will also be made available outside Simon centers through Blackhawk’s participating network of grocery stores and other third-party locations.
Giftcard features include no fees after purchase, no penalties or fees to replace if the card is lost or stolen and no expiration date. It is slated to debut in September.
"Blackhawk’s product gives us access to more consumer demanded features and the new deal will allow consumers to have the added convenience of buying our newly branded Simon Giftcard at participating Blackhawk distribution locations nationwide," said Lindsey Schaefer, VP of gift cards and business insights for Simon.
Eatontown Plaza reaches 100% occupancy with Pho 99, Affinity Nails adds
Eatontown, N.J. — Vietnamese noodle restaurant Pho 99 and nail salon Affinity Nails & Spa have leased a combined 7,700 sq. ft. of space at Eatontown Plaza in Eatontown, New Jersey, announced Levin Management, exclusive leasing agent for the 30,000-sq.-ft. center.
The lease signing brings Eatontown Plaza to 100% occupancy.
The lease signing brings both businesses together in one combined retail space, and complements a current tenant mix that includes The Vitamin Shoppe, Men’s Wearhouse, Leisure Fitness, Beach Bum Tanning and Sprint.
First Kansas City area SweetFrog opens at Legends Outlets
Kansas City, Kansas — Designer outlet center Legends Outlets Kansas City announced that SweetFrog, a premium frozen yogurt chain based in Richmond, Virginia, has officially opened its first area location. The newest store is part of an expansion plan that adds to an existing 325-plus locations in the United States and abroad.
SweetFrog joins the roster of more than 100 designer outlets, retail, dining and entertainment options at Legends Outlets with many of them unique to Kansas City. Other recent additions at Legends Outlets include the newly-open Bath & Body Works, the only area Pizza Studio, Woody’s Automotive concept, Nail Envy spa, Lids, Haggar Factory Store and the Coach Factory pop-up location.