Garfield the Cat: New Play Area Opens in Midland Mallby Matthew Woods
Midland, MI – Dozens of excited children and parents rushed into the new Garfield the Cat play area in the Midland Mall on Friday after a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. The 29-by-29-foot play area is the first in the country to feature licensed Garfield characters. The eight play installations and accompanying carpeting feature the feline comic character and friends dressed in pirate garb, ready to keep children 42 inches tall and under entertained while they visit the mall. “This is the first play area in the country like this,” said Judy Craighead, Regional Branding Director of CBL & Associates Properties.