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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Summit won't be called "The Summit" for much longer.
According to a news release, the new owners of the east Louisville shopping center, located on Summit Plaza Drive, are asking the public to vote on a new name.
The shopping center, which includes stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, DSW, Banana Republic and Earth Fare, is situated at the corner of I-265 and I-71 near the Ohio River Bridges project. Built in 2001, the center has become a locale for Louisville residents to shop and dine.
But M&J Wilkow, a Chicago-based full-service real estate firm, recently took over management of the retail center, and part of the new agreement stipulates that the property be renamed within 90 days. That's why the firm is asking the public for name ideas. Everyone who votes will be automatically entered into a drawing and will be eligible to win a $500 shopping spree at the center.
"We couldn't be more excited to look to area residents to help us rename the center," Vivian Fields, the vice president of retail management for M&J Wilkow, wrote in the release. "I'm from Louisville and I think this is a great way to kick off our new partnership with the community. We need help renaming the center and someone is going to receive a wonderful prize for participating."
Anyone interested in participating should visit www.nameyourcenter.com.
Participants will be asked to vote on one of the three provided names, or suggest his or her own idea for a name. All voters will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $500 shopping spree at the center. Voters must be 16 years of age or older and no purchase is necessary to enter the drawing.
The winner will be announced, along with the new name of the center, at the final "Music on the Terrace" summer concert series event on Aug. 15.