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More Room for Fun: New Indoor Play Area to Open at Pheasant Lane Mall

i>Grand Opening Ceremony Begins at the Mall 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19

NASHUA, NH – The Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua is giving children more room to play. On Saturday, April 19th at 10 a.m., the mall is teaming up with Lowell General Hospital and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center to celebrate the opening of The Family Fun Zone, a large, new indoor play area located in the lower level JC Penney court.

“We often see moms and dads bringing along their children when they shop, and this new play area will allow the kids and parents to take a break and get some energy out,” said Deb Stone, area director of mall marketing. “We have a Simon Kidgits Klubhouse™ complete with a slide, a Band-Aid bridge and ambulance for kids to climb on, and some soft seating that surrounds the area.”

Nashua mayor Donnalee Lozeau will be at the event to cut the ribbon on the new play area. Also, children and parents in attendance can enjoy free refreshments from Starbucks, a face painter, and a balloon artist. In honor of upcoming Earth Day, Simon Kidgits Club members will be receiving Earth Day coloring sheets, and will be asked for their ideas on how to help save the planet.

“Lowell General Hospital is committed to bringing world-class healthcare to our region. Through our partnership with the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, we are able to make tertiary-level care available for families, right here in our community,” says Win Brown, vice president administration at Lowell General Hospital. “We look forward to seeing area families have fun together at our Grand Opening event this Saturday, and each time they visit The Family Fun Zone at Pheasant Lane Mall.”

John Schreiber, pediatrician-in-chief, Floating Hospital for Children, added, “Floating Hospital is thrilled to be part of the local community with care at Lowell General Hospital and with this new Family Fun Zone. It is our commitment to provide the highest level care for children in the region and to support the entire family. Play is an excellent way for children to stay healthy so we are pleased to sponsor this play area for the community’s families.”

The Family Fun Zone is open during regular mall hours. For more information, please call Deb Stone at 603-888-0005 ext. 301 or visit www.simon.com.

About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. is an S&P 500 company and the largest public U.S. real estate company. Simon is a fully integrated real estate company which operates from five retail real estate platforms: regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers®, The Mills®, community/lifestyle centers and international properties. It currently owns or has an interest in 380 properties comprising 258 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employs more than 5,000 people worldwide. Simon Property Group, Inc. is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG. For further information, visit the Company's website at www.simon.com.

About Lowell General Hospital

Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit, community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. The hospital encompasses ten buildings, the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors, including: The Regional Center for Maternal and Pediatric Care, in partnership with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center; The Cancer Center; and The Heart Center.

The hospital includes 212 licensed beds, 28 bassinets, and 10 Level IIB Special Care Nursery Bassinets. Lowell General offers two satellite locations including the Women's Imaging Center in Chelmsford, and Lowell General Chelmsford, which houses The Surgery Center, Patient Service Center, The Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery, and Floating Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Specialty Center. For more information, please visit www.lowellgeneral.org.

About Tufts Medical Center & The Floating Hospital for Children

As a world-class academic medical center, Tufts Medical Center offers outstanding patient care to both adults and children, teaching generations of future physicians the most advanced medical science and breaking new ground with innovative research. The Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services from prevention and primary care to the most sophisticated treatment of rare and unusual conditions. For more information, please visit www.floatinghospital.org.

Deb Stone, Area Director of Mall Marketing
603-888-0005 ext. 301
dstone@simon.com

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