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MMPI Makes 750 Spots Available for No Charge Buyer Parking In High Point

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Buyers looking for free, convenient parking in the heart of the High Point Market from Oct. 1-7, 2007 will have even more options thanks to Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). MMPI opened its first free buyer parking lot at the corner of Lindsay and Kivett streets adjacent to Market Squareand the Suites at Market Square for the Fall 2006 High Point Market. This convenient surface lot offers parking capacity for as many as 500 vehicles in downtown High Point. For the upcoming Fall High Point Market, MMPI has added two new lots creating an additional 250 free buyer parking spots, bringing the total to 700 parking spaces. One lot is located on the adjacent corner of Lindsay and Kivett streets, across from the original lot, and the other at the corner of Green and Elm, just across from the Plaza Suites building. Buyer parking is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. “The creation of our first free buyer parking lot a year ago was so well received that we have been working diligently to find more situations like this for buyers visiting the High Point Market,” said Tom Mitchell, senior vice president and general manager MMPI High Point. “MMPI and the High Point Market are always looking for opportunities to make shopping High Point Market easier, and anything we can do to help buyers focus on their task at hand – buying – is important to us.” Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is a trade show and property management firm, specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 tradeshows, market events and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 W. Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New York; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; the Boston Design Center in Boston; and the Washington Design Center and Washington Office Center in Washington, D.C. Vornado Realty Trust, owner of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated real estate investment trust. Vornado common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

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