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$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

$5 Blueberry Crunchcakes at J. Christopher's

(WXIA) -- Wednesday, Jan. 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day. All Atlanta-area J. Christopher's restaurants will celebrate the beloved holiday with a special on the chain's signature Blueberry Crunchcakes.

From Jan. 26-30, J. Christopher's will offer a short stack of Blueberry Crunchcakes for only $5.

Blueberry Crunchcakes are blueberry pancakes topped with fortified granola and more blueberries.

Visit jchristophers.com to find a location.

Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza launch personal shopper service

ATLANTA -- Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza are pleased to announce the launch of its new personal shopper service. Focused on enhancing the customer shopping experience, this personalized amenity can be enjoyed by anyone.

“Our goal is for each customer to enjoy a quality, convenient shopping experience at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza,” said Leslie Bland, director of marketing and business development at Phipps Plaza. “The personal shopper program is a fantastic amenity for those looking to save time or just enjoy a customized shopping visit.”

During the initial complimentary engagement, the personal shopper will work with customers through style assessments conducted by phone or in person.

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

ATLANTA, GA (January 16, 2015) – For a fifteenth straight year, Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, will award a college scholarship to one student from every community that is home to a Simon property.

Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships are awarded through the Simon Youth Scholarships program and in partnership with local Simon properties. The application period has begun and ends on Feb. 25.

Students can apply online by visiting www.syf.org.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2015 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. The program will award a one-time scholarship of up to $1,500 to students who plan to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

Phipps Plaza to donate grand chandelier

Phipps Plaza to donate grand chandelier

ATLANTA -- Phipps Plaza is shedding light on an upcoming chandelier removal and installation project as part of its extensive renovation.

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, the former grand chandelier which has hung in the mall’s Court of the South since 1992 was removed to make way for a new lighting installation -- a stunning 16-feet wide by 7-feet tall chandelier composed of an illuminated core, surrounded by 88 stainless steel spears and featuring over 2,600 acrylic spheres throughout the fixture.

Inspired by the chandeliers in New York City’s Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this custom LED lighting enhancement will complement Phipps Plaza’s other recent interior makeovers, providing the property with a fresh new look and feel.

Pike Nurseries to host birding sale and class

Pike Nurseries to host birding sale and class

ATLANTA -- With winter temperatures quickly dropping, now is the best time to welcome winged wildlife with food, shelter and water.  Feathered friends will appreciate a safe refuge from the cold, and bird lovers will enjoy a colorful flurry of activity right at their doorstep!

To help customers ready their yards for winter birds, Pike Nurseries is hosting a special birding sale this Saturday, Jan. 17. With 20% off bird houses, bird feeders, bird seed and accessories, avid and first-time enthusiasts alike can stock up on all the essentials to attract a variety of birds straight to their yard.

All Pike Nurseries locations will also host a free birding basics class on Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. During the class, guests will learn the essentials needed to attract birds, what type of bird food is best for certain species and how to create an inviting habitat for them during the crucial winter months.

Phipps Plaza gets new Peachtree Road entrance

Phipps Plaza gets new Peachtree Road entrance

ATLANTA -- Simon has announced the new year will bring the construction of a striking new entrance and distinctive luxury façade on Peachtree Road at Phipps Plaza.

Scheduled to be complete in fall 2015, shoppers will instantly notice these improvements, designed to be consistent with the interior renovations to the mall which have been undertaken this year. The entrance will be unique consisting of intricately designed perforated metal panels and glass curtain wall that will be backlit, creating a dynamic gateway to the property both day and night.

“The dramatic entrance will befit Phipps Plaza as a luxury shopping landmark,” said Dewayne Herbert, Phipps Plaza’s mall manager. “We are looking forward to seeing this gateway to our property in time for Holiday 2015.”

Aries Viera named Master Model Builder For LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Aries Viera named Master Model Builder For LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta named Aries Viera as the attraction’s new Master Model Builder at its Brick Factor Competition hosted in late November.

Viera stood out among the nine finalists as a strategic and creative LEGO® brick builder, a role model to the panel of kid judges and a perfect fit for the full-time position. As Master Model Builder, Viera will be the new face of LEGOLAND Discovery Center within the attraction and at community events. He will also be in charge of creating new and innovative LEGO builds for guests to enjoy as well as training the other Model Builders and maintaining all brick-related attractions such as MINILAND and the Model Builder Academy.