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Mall of Georgia to remodel House of Hoops

Mall of Georgia to remodel House of Hoops

BUFORD, Ga. -- Mall of Georgia management is pleased to announce the upcoming expansion of House of Hoops by Foot Locker. This basketball-inspired specialty store, known as the ultimate home for ballers on and off the court, will close this Saturday, Sept. 20 and reopen its fully remodeled 6,292-square-foot space later this year on the upper level of the mall near Macy’s.

House of Hoops by Foot Locker will offer the hottest basketball sneakers and apparel inspired by the world’s best basketball players. Whether shoppers are true athletes or just the game’s greatest fans, House of Hoops is the place to live the true basketball experience.

House of Hoops joins the recent additions of additions of Häagen-Dazs, Altar’d State and Marlow’s Tavern to further enhance the variety of apparel and dining offerings at Mall of Georgia.

Simon Malls help families get into the spooky spirit this October

Simon Malls help families get into the spooky spirit this October

ATLANTA -- October is quickly creeping up on the calendar, and Mall of Georgia, Northlake Mall and Town Center at Cobb are gearing up for a fun-filled month of Halloween-themed events. With costume contests, prize giveaways and festive fall activities, guests of all ages are in for a treat! Upcoming Halloween events include the following:

Saturday, October 18:

Simon Rewards Program Launches at Mall of Georgia

Simon Rewards Program Launches at Mall of Georgia

BUFORD, Ga. -- Simon has launched a new loyalty rewards program, available at the Mall of Georgia. Simon Rewards gives shoppers the chance to win instant prizes and earn points for visiting and shopping at the mall. Accumulating Simon Rewards points results in earning exclusive rewards and benefits, and members can also use their points toward chances to win prizes from gift cards to tablets and TVs.

“What’s great about the Simon Rewards program is that it isn’t retailer specific,” said Carol Cox, director of mall marketing and business development at Mall of Georgia. “Our shoppers can accumulate points for spending at any of their favorite mall retailers at our Simon center.”

Simon Rewards members can gain benefits in three ways:

Instant win. Each day, Simon Rewards members can play Instant Win for a chance to win prizes ranging from a complementary chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A to a watch from Invicta Watches.

Krispy Kreme coffee now available in K-Cups

Krispy Kreme coffee now available in K-Cups

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme coffee isn't just for the doughnut shop anymore.

The company announced Monday it is now selling its signature Smooth and Decaf blends in K-Cup packs for Keurig coffee brewers.

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"We are delighted to partner with Keurig to deliver the great taste of Krispy Kreme coffee to our fans in fresh and convenient K-Cup packs," Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement.

The 12- and 24-count K-cup packs can be bought at Krispy Kreme locations, participating grocery stores and keurig.com.

Back to school surprise: Weekend roadwork canceled

Back to school surprise: Weekend roadwork canceled

(WXIA) -- This weekend will be a holiday for Georgia families in more ways than one.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended construction-related lane closures on all major interstates and highways within five miles of malls and shopping districts.

This will allow parents and students to enjoy the tax-free shopping weekend without the added stress of road delays.

"The sales tax holiday is an opportunity for Georgians to save a little money during these challenging economic times," GDOT Commissioner Keith Golden said. "The department is glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school."

11Alive Ways to Save reporter Valerie Hoff has some of the best tax-free weekend deals. Find out how to get the most bang for your buck.

Cody Simpson to perform at Mall of Ga.

Cody Simpson to perform at Mall of Ga.

BUFORD, Ga. -- Australian pop star Cody Simpson will perform during the upcoming ABC's of Style event at the Mall of Georgia.

ABC's of Style is sponsored by Simon and Teen Vogue, and was created to help young people get up to speed on the latest trends before heading back to school.

Attendees will be treated to SWAG bags, style guides filled with wardrobe ideas, a fashion show, and a performance from Simpson and local band 10StepsBack.

Coca-Cola, Q-tips, Simple and St. Ives will provide samples and demonstrations, and all shoppers will enjoy mall-wide discounts during the event.

ABC's of Style will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the mall's Village Amphitheatre. Visit simon.com/mall-of-georgia for more information.

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme is preparing for its 77th birthday. To celebrate, it is offering customers a special deal on its signature donut, the Original Glazed.

"Made from a recipe dating back to the 1930's, our uniquely delicious Original Glazed donuts help set Krispy Kreme apart from any other sweet treat retailer," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a release.

On Friday, July 11, Krispy Kreme customers can buy a dozen Original Glazed donuts for only 77¢ with the purchase of another dozen donuts. The offer is available all day at participating restaurants.

Learn more at krispykreme.com.