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Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, has been awarded with the “Attraction of the Year” Golden Helmet by the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau. This incredible distinction reflects the ongoing success of this iconic property with continued retail growth and increased traffic from local residents and area visitors.

Golden Helmet Awards are distributed by the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau to active organizations, which contribute to the well-being of the area’s travel and tourism culture. As a leading attraction for shoppers from near and far, Concord Mills works closely with the CVB to draw millions of domestic and international visitors looking to take advantage of its shopping, dining and entertainment options all under one roof.

“Concord Mills continues to be a driving force within the community, and we are grateful to be recognized by the tourism industry as a leading attraction in North Carolina,” said Nan Gray, director of marketing and business development at Concord Mills. “Concord Mills’ ongoing success in this market is attributed to our unmatched selection of retailers, as well as popular dining and entertainment options for the whole family.”

Concord Mills is a hot spot for brand-savvy shoppers and budget-conscious fashionistas who enjoy the property’s impressive roster of more than 200 stores. This year, Concord Mills unveiled several new and recently renovated retailers, including American Eagle Outfitters Factory Store, Bose Factory Store, a first-in-state Janie and Jack Outlet, Haggar Clothing Co., Off Broadway Shoes and Torrid. Shoppers can also take advantage of other popular stores such as the area’s only Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Michael Kors Outlet, Forever 21, DKNY Company Store, The Children’s Place Outlet, LEGO Brand Retail Store, Old Navy Outlet and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store.

Concord Mills boasts an incredible array of dining options, including Chili’s Too, Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza and casual food court eateries. Families can also relax and catch a movie at AMC 24 Theatres or test their go-kart skills at The SPEEDPARK. Plus, Concord Mills recently welcomed the debut of Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, a 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures and more than 20 spectacular displays of diverse marine life.

Concord Mills is the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina with more than 200 stores

For more information about Concord Mills’ or for a complete list of retailers, call (704) 979-3000 or visit www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ConcordMills) and on Twitter @ConcordMillsNC.

About Concord Mills
As the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, Concord Mills brings together over 200 stores, plus great dining and family entertainment options. Popular retailers include Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Banana Republic Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, LEGO Brand Retail Store and the only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in the state. Shoppers can also enjoy quality dining and entertainment at Chili’s Too, Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza, AMC 24 Theatres, Dave & Buster’s and The SPEEDPARK. Adding a new dimension to its unique shopping experience, Concord Mills recently welcomed the debut of Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, a 26,000-square-foot indoor aquarium featuring more than 5,000 sea creatures and more than 20 spectacular displays of diverse marine life.

Concord Mills is located 10 miles north of uptown Charlotte, at exit 49 off of Interstate 85. Regular hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Concord Mills, please call (704) 979-3000 or visit www.concordmills.com. Concord Mills also may be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ConcordMills) and on Twitter @ConcordMillsNC.

About The Mills, A Simon Company
The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills are well-located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is a S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. We currently own or have an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 243 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit the Simon Property Group website at www.simon.com.

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