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Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza Joining The Shops at Mission Viejo

The Shops at Mission Viejo is excited to announce that new shopping and dining experiences are coming to the center, with the openings of Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza slated for this summer.
The Shops at Mission Viejo is excited to announce that new shopping and dining experiences are coming to the center, with the openings of Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza slated for this summer.

Simon Property Group’s (NYSE: SPG) The Shops at Mission Viejo is excited to announce that new shopping and dining experiences are coming to the center, with the openings of Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza slated for this summer.

“We’re proud to continue to offer new shopping and dining experiences at The Shops at Mission Viejo,” said Patsy Sanquist, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Mission Viejo. “Sperry Top-Sider and Blaze Pizza will make perfect new additions for the summer.”

Sperry Top-Sider, the leading nautical performance and lifestyle footwear brand and inventor of the world's first boat shoe, is set to open a 1,783-square-foot store on the upper level of The Shops at Mission Viejo, near Center Court and across from the Microsoft Store.

An icon of American style for more than 75 years, Sperry Top-Sider offers a full range of Sperry men’s, women’s and children’s lifestyle and performance footwear, including sea-worthy sandals, comfortable dress shoes and performance boat shoes, as well as unique Sperry branded and curated apparel and accessories.

Also slated to open this summer, the leading build your own artisanal pizza chain Blaze Pizza will offer signature “fast fire’d” pizzas in a blazing hot oven while guests view the creation process. Diners can also create their own pizza by choosing from more than 40 fresh-made sauces, hand-selected vegetables and a variety of artisanal meats and cheeses.

In addition, the menu features signature salads, fresh lemonades, and house-made S’more Pies. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. 

Blaze Pizza is slated to open a roughly 880-square-foot space in The Shops at Mission Viejo’s food court.

For more information, visit The Shops at Mission Viejo on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ShopsAtMissionViejo, Twitter at https://twitter.com/ShopsMV or Instagram at http://instagram.com/ShopsMV.

About The Shops at Mission Viejo

Among the 150 stores and restaurants at The Shops at Mission Viejo, this indoor mall features Nordstrom, H&M, Macy's, Apple, Sephora, and The Cheesecake Factory. Home to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour, Paradise Bakery and Microsoft, recognized by the OC Register's 2013 People's Choice Awards for "best ice cream," "best cookie," and "best tech store" respectively, The Shops at Mission Viejo serves many nearby communities such as Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, Coto de Caza, San Juan Capistrano and the city of Mission Viejo. The Shops at Mission Viejo is conveniently located at the intersection of the I-5 and Crown Valley Parkway in the city of Mission Viejo. With over 150 stores and restaurants, The Shops at Mission Viejo is south Orange County's main shopping destination. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit http://www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-mission-viejo or call 949-364-1771.

About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry.  We currently own or have an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit simon.com.

About Sperry Top-Sider®

Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider® has been the leading brand of footwear for those with a Passion for the Sea. From its introduction of the world's first boat shoe, which features the first siped rubber outsole for non-marking traction, to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of the nautical lifestyle. Available at brand retail locations, independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider® is the official footwear of the Sperry Top-Sider® NOOD Regattas, the US Sailing Team Alpha Graphics, the US Sailing Association, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series and the National Safe Boating Council. Sperry is also sponsoring Team Sperry -- 17 athletes from the U.S. and 18 from Europe who will compete in the sailing events for the 2012 Olympic Games later this year in London.  

Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider® is a division of Collective Brands Performance + Lifestyle Group, a subsidiary of Collective Brands, Inc. (NYSE:PSS). For more information, please visit www.sperrytopsider.com.  

About Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza uses an interactive ordering format that allows guests to create their own custom artisanal pizzas at freakishly fast speed – each for under $8.00. Every Blaze Pizza restaurant makes its own dough from scratch using a recipe that requires a 24-hour fermentation period to produce its signature light-as-air, crisp crust. Guests watch as each perfectly proofed dough ball is pressed into a generous 11-inch crust. Next, they travel down the assembly line to “co-create” a signature pizza or design one of their own -- choosing from more than 40 fresh-made sauces, hand-selected vegetables and a variety of artisanal meats and cheeses. Pizzas are “fast-fire’d” in a blazing-hot oven and ready in a scant 180 seconds. Blaze Pizza’s menu also features signature salads, fresh lemonades, craft beer and wine, and house-made S’more Pies. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. A creation of Elise and Rick Wetzel (founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner, and includes the talents of highly acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent. The company, which has been featured by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Good Morning America Live, was founded in Los Angeles and is now expanding nationwide. For more information, please visit www.blazepizza.com or www.facebook.com/blazepizza.

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