Pier Park Welcomes Baja Grille, Carter’s Clothing, Déjà-vu, Journeys, Lids and Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the country’s largest owner, developer and manager of high-quality retail real estate, welcomes several specialty shops that have recently opened at Pier Park, the 900,000-square-foot retail and entertainment lifestyle center located on 93 acres that covers land from Front Beach Road (at the City Pier) to the heavily traveled Highway 98 (Back Beach Road).
Pier Park, which boasts eight anchors and nearly 100 retailers currently open, is continuously expanding to offer the Emerald Coast and tourists a more enhanced shopping experience.
Tenants that have debuted in the last two months include the following:
- Baja Grille
- Carter’s Clothing
- Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts
Baja Grille’s concept revolves around fresh, contemporary and consistently outstanding Southwestern, Cajun, Caribbean and American cuisines – a unique combination along with outstanding service, fine wines and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy Tropical design atmosphere. Baja Grille opens today, October 6.
“We are pleased to be part of Simon’s Pier Park,” said K. Soliman, a senior executive and founder of Baja Grille. “The welcoming neighbors and friendly customers always make us feel right at home; everyday welcomes a new face and brings back a familiar one.”
Carter’s Clothing opened its doors on August 27, 2008. Carter’s Clothing offers clothing for children from newborn through size seven including baby sleepwear, play-clothes and accessories. Carter’s offers trusted products that are super comfy, easy care, adorable and don’t break the bank. Carter’s has around 200 stores in the United States.
Déjà-vu offers the trendiest, quality merchandise with affordable specialty store prices, combined with one-of-a-kind customer service. Déjà-vu opened for shoppers at Pier Park on August 22, 2008.
Stephanie Nichols, owner of Deja-vu, said, “Pier Park has been Fabulous! It has gone above and beyond my expectations.”
Journeys is a destination retailer for footwear and accessories for the teen market. Journeys caters to a diverse, young, hip market in search of footwear that expresses its attitudes and lifestyles. Brands sold at Journeys include: Dr. Martens, Converse, Lugs, Steve Madden, Timberland, Vans, Diesel, Adidas, Candie’s, GBX and more. Journey’s opened at Pier Park on September 22, 2008.
Lids, which opened at Pier Park on September 19, 2008, is the world’s largest retailer specializing in the sale of officially licensed and branded headwear. Every store offers a vast assortment of college, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams, as well as other specialty fashion categories all in the latest styles and colors.
Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts offers jewelry and gifts, specializing in exotic jewelry creations. Shoppers can find a variety of elegant sterling, gold, pearls, diamonds and much more. Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts opened on August 25, 2008.
“We opened our store in late August during tropical storm Fay, and despite the many hurricane scares that week, we still had many excited customers in and out of the store,” said Laurie Olshefski, owner of Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts and Jake At The Beach (Life is Good Shoppe). “We anticipate great things for the holidays in Pier Park. We have been busy ordering and stocking our stores with wonderful gift items.”
Stores currently open includes the following:
Ron Jon Surf Shop
The Grand 16 Theatres
A.M. Cafe Accessories On The Boardwalk
American Eagle Outfitters
Ann Taylor Loft
As Seen On TV & More
Ava Blue Boutique
Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Bath & Body Works
Bellies & Babies
Blender Clothing, a fusion boutique
Buffalo Wild Wings
Camille’s Sidewalk Café
Carlyle & Co.
Counts Oakes Resort Properties
Emerald Coast Photography
Five Guys Famous Hamburgers & Fries
Footprints Coastal Decor
Great American Cookies \ PretzelMaker
Guglielmo’s Italian Restaurant
Hofbrau Beer Garden
Jake at the Beach (Life is Good)
Jos. A. Bank
Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream
Marble Slab Creamery
Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio
Mermaid Trading Co.
Nails So Happy
New York & Company
No Regrets Stationery and Gifts
Rack Room Shoes
Red Brick Pizza
Reggae J’s Island Grill
Rocky’s South Philly Cheesesteaks
Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts
Solace Day Spa & Salon
Southern Waters Outfitters
Sunsights by Solstice
The Eye Gallery
The Walking Company
Tootsies Orchid Lounge
Unique Boutique by Irene & Co.
About Pier Park
Located in the heart of Panama City Beach, Pier Park is destined to become the region’s premier shopping address. Developed by Simon Property Group and comprising nearly 900,000 square feet, the open-air regional lifestyle center is anchored by Borders, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Old Navy, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Target and The Grand 16 Theatres. Pier Park is also comprised of fashion and specialty retailers, including exciting new-to-market choices such as Ann Taylor Loft, Caché, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Hollister Co., Jos. A. Bank, Lane Bryant and Ulta Beauty. In addition, the center embraces many unique dining options such as Hofbrau Beer Garden, Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, Bootleg Barbeque, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Longhorn Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Reggae J’s Island Grill, Tootsies Orchid Lounge and many more. Shoppers can also enjoy movies at The Grand 16 Theatres, which features stadium seating, digital sound, advance ticketing over the Internet, three concession areas, a specialty café and game room. For more information about Pier Park, please visit www.simon.com
About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest public U.S. real estate company. Simon is a fully integrated real estate company which operates from five retail real estate platforms: regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers®, The Mills®, community/lifestyle centers and international properties. It currently owns or has an interest in 383 properties comprising 261 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. Simon Property Group, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Company’s website at www.simon.com.