Atlanta-area Simon centers recognized as ‘StormReady’ by National Weather Service

Atlanta-area Simon centers recognized as ‘StormReady’ by National Weather Service

Simon is pleased to announce that, through continued efforts to increase shopper safety in the face of severe weather, its Atlanta-area centers have been awarded the designations of being “StormReady®” and ”Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™” by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.

The designations recognize Calhoun Premium Outlets, Lenox Square, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia Premium Outlets, Phipps Plaza, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb for its preparedness to handle all types of severe and potentially life-threatening weather situations through communications infrastructures, community outreach and hazardous weather training.  Simon is the first REIT to achieve this status at all of its locations nationwide.

“We are grateful to the National Weather Service for providing us with this distinction,” said Carol Cox, director of marketing and business development at Lenox Square. “Our centers play a key role in the Atlanta community, and the safety and security of area residents and visitors is of utmost importance. Leading by example, our hope is that other organizations that serve as community gathering places will follow suit.”

"Simon Property Group proactively shares NOAA’s vision of building a Weather-Ready Nation," said Chris Maier, national warning coordination meteorologist of NOAA's National Weather Service. "We welcome Atlanta-area Simon centers as StormReady and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador partner. Their comprehensive emergency management and security program helps their tenants and patrons stay ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather events."

The National Weather Service’s StormReady program is a partnership with emergency management that helps reduce risk and increases community resilience to hazards.  For more information, please visit www.stormready.noaa.gov. 

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG).  Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com. 

Image: From left to right: Maria Prado, Regional Vice President, Simon; Dan Kemble, Director of Corporate Security Administration and Emergency Management, Simon; Daniel McCarthy, NOAA Meteorologist in Charge; Tim Earnest, Executive Vice President of Mall Management for Simon Malls; Russ Tuttle, Senior Vice President/Chief of Security, Simon; and David Tucek, NOAA Warning Coordination Meteorologist. 

Contact us
Carly Dennis Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, BRAVE Public Relations
Jennifer Walker Town Center at Cobb, BRAVE Public Relations
Kellie Rehn Calhoun Premium Outlets, North Georgia Premium Outlets and Sugarloaf Mills, BRAVE Public Relations
Shannon King Mall of Georgia, BRAVE Public Relations
Carly Dennis Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, BRAVE Public Relations
Jennifer Walker Town Center at Cobb, BRAVE Public Relations
Kellie Rehn Calhoun Premium Outlets, North Georgia Premium Outlets and Sugarloaf Mills, BRAVE Public Relations
Shannon King Mall of Georgia, BRAVE Public Relations
About Lenox Square

Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square is an Atlanta landmark. Founded in 1959, Lenox Square is one of the largest shopping centers in the Southeast. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Macy's and Neiman Marcus, shoppers have more than 250 store choices, including exclusive retailers like FENDI, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Stores range from designer boutiques such as Cartier and Salvatore Ferragamo to casual staples such as J.Crew and Banana Republic. Five full-service restaurants including True Food Kitchen and Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar; an extensive food court, Lenox Fashion Café; and casual dining options including ATL Taco, Corner Bakery Café and Cousins Maine Lobster make the mall a popular dining and entertainment destination. Each year, Lenox Square is home to the annual Macy’s Tree Lighting, an Atlanta holiday tradition. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit simon.com. For additional information, visit Lenox Square on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Lenox Square
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326