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DAREDEVIL NIK WALLENDA ATTEMPTS HIGH-WIRE TIGHTROPE WALK AT FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO
05.13.2015

MASHANTUCKET, CT (May 13, 2015)Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination and “Wonder Of It All,” is rising to new heights and stepping out in exciting fashion during the grand opening celebrations for its new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods. In a wondrous feat of skill and acrobatics, the incredible aerialist and daredevil Nik Wallenda will attempt a breathtaking 711-foot high-wire tightrope walk from the fifth level of Foxwoods’ Rainmaker Garage to the rooftop of its new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods on Friday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. And to commemorate this daring achievement, for every foot Nik Wallenda walks along the tightrope, Foxwoods will donate $7.11 worth of clothes from the new Tanger Outlets to the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut.

“We like to leave our guests breathless with anticipation when visiting the Northeast’s largest resort casino destination, and nobody in the world leaves them quite as mesmerized as Nik Wallenda,” said Felix Rappaport, President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino. “He’s an amazing performer who has been leaving audiences astonished for decades. We’re thrilled to have him here during the grand opening weekend celebration for our new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods. It will be thrilling as he walks high above the buildings of the 8.6 million square-feet of Foxwoods, North America’s largest resort.”

Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallenda's Family. He holds numerous Guinness World Records and was the first to walk directly over Niagara Falls and Grand Canyon. In 2010, Wallenda set the Guinness World of Records for longest and highest bicycle ride on a high wire above the ground in New Jersey, and in 2011, he set another world record by performing the “Wheel of Death” atop the 23-story Tropicana Casino and Resort.  Most recently, Wallenda successfully completed a two-part tightrope walk between two Chicago skyscrapers, setting two additional Guinness World Records.

 

At Foxwoods Resort Casino, Wallenda will attempt to walk along a tightrope stretched 75-80 feet in the air from the fifth level of the Rainmaker Garage to the rooftop of the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods. Guests will be able to view this amazing spectacle from lawn area in front of the main entrance to the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods located directly across from the Grand Pequot Valet beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

 

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. with an official ribbon cutting hosted by Drew and Jonathan from the hit show, Property Brothers. The festivities will run through the weekend and will feature personal styling sessions with a People StyleWatch fashion editor, a design workshop with the Property Brothers, an Instagram Tech Lounge, as well as special savings and giveaways.

    

As part of the May 21 grand opening celebrations, Tanger will also offer shoppers a chance to meet and greet Jonathan and Drew, as well as attend an exclusive workshop where the brothers will share design-on-a-budget advice. The Scott brothers have nearly 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and have a knack for finding down-and-out fixer-uppers and turning them into perfect properties for clients on their shows.

 

In addition, shoppers at the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods may stop by the Celeb Stylist Studio on May 21 and 22 to schedule a 10-minute styling appointment with a People StyleWatch fashion expert to create a celebrity-inspired look for less. Shoppers may then share photos from the People StyleWatch Studio tagging @peoplestylewatchmag to enter to win one of two $250 Tanger Gift Cards.

 

Tanger Outlets will also be offering shoppers a chance to win a beautiful Dream Closet Makeover valued at $10,000 from Affordable Closets, as well as a $2,500 Shopping Spree to fill their dream closet.

 

The $125 million Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods has already had a positive economic impact on the area through the creation of more than 400 jobs during the construction phase. The completed center will create more than 900 full and part-time retail management and sales positions. Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will create an estimated $10.4 million in annual sales tax.

 

The exciting line up of outlet stores offering stylish savings at the Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will include: American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fossil, Gap, H&M, J.Crew, LOFT, Michael Kors, Nike, Skechers, Steve Madden, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger and many more.

 

Guests of the approximately 300,000-square-foot new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods will enter the new center from two indoor entrances including one from the Grand Pequot Tower and the other from the Fox Tower. The services and amenities available at the center will offer loyal Foxwoods customers, team members and residents more reasons to play and stay when visiting North America's largest resort casino in southeastern Connecticut.

 

About Foxwoods® Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

 

About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.:

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 45 upscale outlet shopping centers in 24 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.1 million square feet leased to over 2,900 stores operated by more than 450 different brand name companies. More than 185 million shoppers visit Tanger Factory Outlet Centers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER1-800-4TANGER FREE or visit the company's web site at www.tangeroutlet.com.