Walden Galleria to Host Final Security Lockdown Drill of 2018
Joint exercise with Cheektowaga Police to simulate real-life emergency responsiveness
Buffalo, NY: In a continued effort to enhance the safety and security of Western New York’s largest shopping center, Walden Galleria will be hosting the fourth and final lockdown drill of the year on Thursday, October 25th at 10:15 a.m. This drill is a precautionary measure conducted by Walden Galleria Security and the Cheektowaga Police Department to equip employees with proper training and responsiveness in the case of an emergency. Lockdown drills are administered quarterly to establish a basis for procedure if a situation should present itself.
The drill is anticipated to last approximately 15 minutes and will be initiated during open mall hours to emulate a realistic situation for employees, security, and police. Mall patrons and guests are to go about their shopping normally during the drill. Walden Galleria’s security team works closely with the Cheektowaga Police Department on several measures to ensure the safety and protection of all mall employees and visitors.
“In light of recent world events and several high profile false alarms, we feel it is our responsibility to educate and practice proper safety measures to take during emergency situations.” explained Alex Corbelli, marketing director at Walden Galleria.
In 2015, Walden Galleria Security and Cheektowaga Police Department established a method to indicate threat levels at each individual store within the shopping center. This method is continuously utilized to allow police to assign degrees of urgency and respond faster.
About Walden Galleria
Walden Galleria is the Buffalo-Niagara region’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. With over 200 retailers, 12 sit-down restaurants, an international food court, an indoor karting racetrack and a Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 with RPX theatres and full reclining seats, Walden Galleria truly dominates the retail market. Walden Galleria attracts over 23 million visitors a year by offering an impressive and unique selection of retail, restaurants, and entertainment that cannot be found anywhere else in the market including Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, Free People, Urban Outfitters, Apple Computer, Microsoft Retail, ZARA, World of Beer, Texas de Brazil, The Cheesecake Factory, Dave & Buster’s, RPM Raceway, 5 Wits and many more! For more information, visit www.waldengalleria.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Walden Galleria, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 18 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has led the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining, entertainment and hospitality, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.