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Midland Mall announces the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of a new children's play area

Midland, MI (August 21, 2014) – Midland Mall announces the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of an exciting newly designed Children’s Play Area on Friday, August 22, at 12pm (Noon) inside the mall at the Food Court.  Everyone is invited to attend and bring the kids for a fun time, a celebration cake will be served and everyone can enter to win great gift cards from the mall retailers.  The gift cards are just in time to complete your Back to School shopping.

PlayTime, LLC, a leading soft playground equipment manufacturer has developed the design themed around the cartoon character “Garfield”.  This is the first of its kind throughout the country to be planned, designed and installed inside a shopping center.  Midland Mall Management has secured a partnership with NHS Northern Home Satellite, an authorized Dish and Direct TV dealer to sponsor this new upcoming soft play area for children and families to enjoy while shopping the center throughout the year.  Children's Play Areas in shopping centers today have become the trend offering a destination for families to bring the kids, have some play time, do some shopping and enjoy a snack, lunch or dinner.

Midland Mall with Playtime, LLC, customized this 29’ x 29’ indoor play area with the customer in mind to feature soft foam play pieces – with a “Garfield” theme design to bring something new, fun and recognizable to the consumers. NHS Northern Home Satellite secured the sponsorship opportunity for the play area and felt this was a perfect partnership with their strong interest in supporting the community.

The indoor play equipment will have a 3D Sculpted Garfield Relief Rules/Welcome Sign and feature the following play pieces:
Garfield in Rowboat w/Tentacles- Climber/Seat
Sea Turtle on Wave w/Odie – Climber
Blowfish – Climber / Tunnel
Island w Jon and Treasure Chest – Climber / Ramp
Starfish (2) Climbers
Whale Tail – Climber/ Ramp / Tunnel
Tiger Shark – Climber / Seat

“The new play area with the Garfield theme brings a family-friendly amenity to Midland Mall”, said Dan Irvin, General Manager of Midland Mall. “Kids need play-time and what better place than the mall where the community congregates daily throughout the year. This is a great partnership with NHS Northern Home Satellite which also holds a kiosk at the mall promoting their business”.

About Midland Mall 
Midland Mall is owned and managed by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN (NYSE:CBL).  Midland Mall is a 514,245 square foot regional shopping destination featuring more than 56 stores and eateries and is anchored by Younkers, Sears, JCPenney, Target, Dunham’s and Barnes & Noble.  For more information, visit Midland Mall on line at or

About NHS Northern Home Satellite
NHS Northern Home Satellite was established in 2011 and is an authorized Dish and DirectTV Retailer and a local dealer that offers support daily.  Northern Home Satellite takes pride in providing you with a one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs.  As a local authorized retailer, they offer next day hassle free installations.  With locations in Traverse City, Houghton Lake, Standish and Mt. Pleasant, they are able to provide exceptional local customer service.  In addition to servicing residentially, they also offer great deals on commercial packages as well as satellite internet bundles.  Understanding the importance of giving back, they are regularly involved in the community fundraisers, as well as funding charities to help needy children in their areas.