Brenda Maysonet
(407) 541-0807
Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises
(901) 260-7278


St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Opens Off-Site Location

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (July 19, 2005) – Tropical Designs, an official off-site location of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, recently celebrated the opening of a kiosk at Belz Factory Outlet World St. Augustine.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum as the location of its newest off-site store,” said Andrew J. Groveman, president of Belz Factory Outlet Division. “With the addition of the new gift shop and the variety of renowned brands we offer, Belz continues to provide among the most exciting and unique shopping options in the St. Augustine area and throughout.”

Tropical Designs specializes in exotic foods such as apple butter, mango jams, datil pepper products, and key lime products, as well as a variety of toys and gift items for all occasions. Gift items include: Harbour Lights replicas, gourmet chocolate art bars, custom hand-painted glass, children’s books and toys, spinning night light shades, tropical design aprons, decorative place mats and much more. Additionally, the kiosk plans to host events for shopper’s enjoyment.

“Tropical Designs is excited to join the Belz family and eager to show area customers what we have to offer,” stated Michael Cunningham, director of Tropical Designs at Belz Factory Outlet World St. Augustine. “We will also host book and art signings throughout the year.”

For shoppers seeking unusual gifts and educational toys for the upcoming holiday season, Tropical Designs offers a truly prehistoric experience with Triassic Triops – actual prehistoric creatures that are identical to their prehistoric kin and survived the centuries during interrupted states of suspended animation or “diapause.” The Triassic Triops kit will enable users to grow and study the behavior of an amazing creature that hasn’t changed in a million years.

For more information on the store’s merchandise and planned events, call Michael Cunningham at (904) 829-0745.

About Belz

With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Belz is a multi-faceted real estate company that owns and/or manages more than 30 million square feet of developed property. Its more than 40 shopping complexes include Belz Factory Outlet Worlds in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; Puerto Rico; and Orlando and St. Augustine, Fla. Additional information about Belz is available at