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Walden Galleria to Host Quarterly Lockdown Drill with Cheektowaga Police

Published: 07/17/2018

Walden Galleria to Host Quarterly Lockdown Drill with Cheektowaga Police
Emergency drill to be conducted at Walden Galleria this Thursday at 10:15 a.m.

Buffalo, NY: To enhance the safety and security of the region’s largest shopping center, Walden Galleria will be hosting its third security lockdown drill of the year on Thursday, July 19th at 10:15 a.m. The drill is a precautionary measure conducted by Walden Galleria Security and the Cheektowaga Police Department in order to equip employees with proper training in the case of an emergency. Lockdown drills are administered quarterly to establish a foundation of procedure if a situation should present itself.

A public address announcement will be made declaring an emergency drill is being conducted. The drill is anticipated to last approximately 15 minutes with a large police presence and will be initiated during open mall hours.

“Walden Galleria’s security team works closely with the Cheektowaga Police Department on a number of measures to ensure safety and protection of all mall employees and patrons,” states Alex Corbelli, Marketing Director at Walden Galleria. “These quarterly drills are conducted during mall hours in order to emulate a realistic situation for employees, security, and police if a crisis should arise.”

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 by 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 North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast with 17 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Pyramid is an industry leader in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.