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Roses Department Store To Open At Alex City Shopping Center

For Immediate Release - July 20, 2009
Contact: Robin Raiford, Aronov Realty Management, 334/277-1000 or robin.raiford@aronov.com

Montgomery, Alabama - Aronov Realty Management, Inc. recently announced that a new Roses department store will open in the Alex City Shopping Center, a 137,994 square foot community shopping center serving Alexander City, Alabama and surrounding areas. The shopping center is located at the corner of Dadeville Road and Maple Street in Alexander City, and is owned and managed by Montgomery-based Aronov.

Roses will anchor the shopping center in the space currently occupied by Longleaf Antique Mall, who will be relocating to another space within the center. The opening of the new 42,636 square foot Roses store is slated for September of this year.

The new Roses store will offer a variety of value-priced merchandise including clothing and shoes for the entire family, home furnishings, housewares, toys, food, health and beauty products, and seasonal merchandise such as lawn and garden, back to school, and Christmas decor all at Roses “Everyday Low Prices”.

“We are pleased to bring an outstanding retailer like Roses to the Alexander City area,” stated Robin Raiford, Vice President of Shopping Center Operations for Aronov. “They will be a great asset to this shopping center and I’m sure people throughout Alexander City and the surrounding area will enjoy shopping in this new store. The entry of this retailer to our shopping center illustrates the confidence they have in the city as well as our shopping center.”

Roses will hire approximately 40-50 employees, which will be local residents of the Alexander City area. “We are very excited to bring our new Roses store to Alexander City, Alabama,” stated President/COO Wilson Sawyer. “Our mission is to provide “Extra Savings Everyday” for our customers.”

“Area residents as well as city officials are very, very excited about the opening of Roses,” stated Alexander City Mayor Barbara Young. “We are pleased about the addition of this new retail option for Alexander City and the surrounding area as well as the new jobs that will be created. It will be a real asset and a win-win for everyone.”

When the new Roses in Alexander City opens, it will be the only Roses store location in Alabama. Roses is owned by Variety Stores, Incorporated based in Henderson, North Carolina. Variety Stores operates over 421 stores across the Southeastern states, including Roses.

Aronov Realty is the largest privately-owned, fully diversified real estate company in the Southeast and provides acquisition, development, management, leasing and brokerage services for its own portfolio of over 100 retail, office and multi-family properties and for properties owned by third parties.

Leasing inquiries for Alex City Shopping Center may be made to Jamie Golomb Jamie.golomb@aronov.com or Zack Rolen zack.rolen@aronov.com with Aronov at 334-277-1000.

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