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Downtown Resident Wins Big In Peabody Place Great Gift Giveaway

            Memphis, Tennessee, January 2, 2006 – Downtown resident Marla Howerton struck lucky in the Peabody Place Great Gift Giveaway promotion.  Howerton is the grand prize winner of a $3,000 shopping spree at Peabody Place, and a Sports Spectacular Package that includes two tickets to the remainder of the season for Memphis Tigers basketball and the Memphis Riverkings, as well as two season tickets to the Memphis Redbirds.

A true downtowner, Howerton is the manager of Bach’s Lunch, in the Morgan Keegan Tower, 50 N. Front St.  She loves the variety of entertainment options available to her at Peabody Place and can often be found enjoying dinner at one of Peabody Place’s 13 restaurants.

“I thought someone was playing a joke on me when I was notified that I had won,” said Howerton. “My husband and I love spending time at Peabody Place and it seemed too good to be true that I could spend $3,000 on whatever I wanted, including the restaurants.” 

Howerton’s husband Gary was equally thrilled with his wife’s good fortune.  A true blue Tiger fan, Gary now has tickets to the final nine home games in the season and will be there cheering for the Tigers.

The Great Gift Giveaway promotion ran from November 21 through December 19 at Peabody Place.  Twenty winners per week from four weekly drawings were entered into the grand prize drawing. Weekly prizes from Peabody Place retail stores and restaurants were awarded throughout the month.

“This was a fun promotion for us as we were able to include all of our tenants in weekly prizes,” said Andrew J. Groveman, senior vice president of Belz. “We were thrilled to learn that Marla is a downtown worker and resident who enjoys the variety of quality entertainment that downtown has to offer.”


About Belz

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Belz is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the Southern United States. Belz develops, owns and/or manages more than 25 million square feet of industrial/warehouse/distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use centers and corporate campuses. The company also owns a group of premier hotels, including The Peabody Hotels in Memphis, Orlando and Little Rock. Additional information about Belz is available at