President’s Day event to include “al fresco” sales extravaganza

Bell Tower Shops again will play host to Anheuser-Busch’s famed Budweiser Clydesdales, which will pose for photographs with adoring fans and strut around the mall.

The Clydesdale team will appear from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19. Horses and their talkative handlers will be hitched for about 45 minutes near Cantina Laredo on the north side of Bell Tower Shops, offering plenty of opportunity for photographs before beginning a walk around the mall’s ring road. The Clydesdales will make stops near World of Beer, the main entrance near Blue Point and Grimaldi’s, Society, Regal Cinemas and Shoeless Joe’s Sports Café before returning to Cantina Laredo.

The Budweiser Clydesdales will celebrate their 85th anniversary on April 7. Way back in 1933, the Clydesdales made their first appearance on behalf of Anheuser-Busch by delivering a case of Budweiser to the White House.

It’s only fitting that the Clydesdale’s appearance at Bell Tower Shops falls on President’s Day, when many retail stores and restaurants will be offering special sales and discounts during the “al fresco” sales extravaganza. Cheshire Cat Fine Toys will have a sale on its Breyer brand horses in addition to a raffle for a stuffed Clydesdale horse. Edison Ford Shoppe will be offering discounts on a variety of merchandise, including books, T-shirts and holiday items. DaRuMa Japanese Steak House & Sushi Lounge will be offering Happy Hour drink prices during the Clydesdales event, along with $5 and $6 appetizers in the bar and sushi dining room.

About Bell Tower Shops

Bell Tower Shops is the premier dining, fashion and lifestyle destination of the Fort Myers-Cape Coral market. Bell Tower is home to an elevated merchandising mix, complete with signature retailers, dining and entertainment, specialty fitness and lifestyle services including The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. Exceptional specialty retailers and restaurants include: Society, World of Beer, Cru, Bistro 41, White House Black Market, Chico’s, Bath & Body Works, Anchored Boutique, Francesca’s Collection, Ulta, Williams-Sonoma and more. Visit www.thebelltowershops.com for a complete listing and a calendar of special events.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. On behalf of owners and investors, Madison Marquette provides insight, and often innovative incorporation of retail, that results in high-performing and unique real estate destinations that add long-term value to their communities. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Lauderdale.  Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, visit www.MadisonMarquette.com.