Shopping Centers Today

JUL 2018

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J U L Y 2 0 1 8 / S C T 39 Hawaii e Howard Hughes Corp. has broken ground on the Central Plaza portion of its 60-acre Ward Village mixed-use center in Honolulu. Central Plaza will provide open green space amid the six mixed-use towers the compa- ny is building there. Idaho A 60,000-square-foot Hobby Lobby, an Olive Garden restaurant and a major upgrade and expansion to a Cinema West multiplex theater are scheduled to open this year at Magic Valley Mall, in Twin Falls. ese follow an interior overhaul that Salt Lake City–based Woodbury Corp. began last year. e company is out to bring new con- cepts into the community, following the exits of Macy's and Sears from this 32-year-old mall. e Magic Valley Cinema 13 overhaul includes addition of an Imax-like theater and food-and-beverage service. Illinois A Whole Foods Market will open this fall in Mel- lody Farm, a mixed- use center Regency Centers is developing in the northern Chica- go suburb of Vernon Hills, with 270,000 square feet designated for retailers and restaurants. HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack and REI are to open next spring. Regency broke ground in April 2017 with the goal of creating a community gathering space, toward which end the firm has peppered the project with fountains, fire features, parks and public art. Focus Development and Atlantic Realty Partners are building 260 luxury apartments at this project. Indiana e owners of Circle Centre Mall, in downtown Indianapolis, are completing a multimillion-dollar renova- tion of the property's interiors, exteriors, parking garages and more. is is the largest upgrade of the 800,000-square- foot mall since business interests joined Simon to devel- op it some 20 years ago. e mall will now get upgraded entrances, lights, elevators and facades; and the food court is to become a dining pavilion with new seating and lounge areas. e makeover follows the announcement that Car- son's would close its 145,000-square-foot department store in the first half of 2018. Iowa A 218,000-square-foot Mills Fleet Farm store sched- uled to open this summer will anchor Sunnybrook Village, a $50 million, 350,000-square-foot shopping center near- ing completion in Sioux City. Mills Fleet Farm, a general merchandiser, offers farm and garden supplies; hunting and fishing gear; housewares; automotive goods; hardware; and apparel. Sunnybrook Village will also contain a tire center, a car wash, and a fuel and convenience store. Hobby Lobby is relocating to a 52,800-square-foot store in the shopping center. Developer Anthony Properties has plans to recruit more national operators for 2019 openings. Kansas: Price Bros. Management Co. continues to make progress on BluHawk, a $750 million, 277-acre mixed-use project in Overland Park. A 135,000-square-foot grocery-an- chored center has already opened, and revised plans for the next phase of construction call for an additional 70,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space; a 300,000-square- foot, indoor multisport complex operated by Sport Stable; a 3,500-seat arena and community center; and a 99-room hotel. Later phases will add a 317,000-square-foot outlet center, offices and hotels, plus a 40,000-square foot Cosmosphere family entertainment center. Kentucky e opening of the James E. Pepper Distillery last month in Lexington heralds the official return of the distillery district in this city's long-neglected industrial cor- ridor, northeast of downtown, once synonymous with the production of bourbon. e $10.4 million, 52,100-square- foot distillery is housed in the distilling company's former buildings, now known as the Pepper Campus, which has become the focal point for development in the district. Developer Barry McNees spearheaded the area's revival, and over the past few years, nearly 30 shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and other businesses have migrated to the neighborhood, among them Burn Boot Camp, Elk- horn Tavern, Ethereal Brewing and Goodfella's Pizza. Town homes and apartments are in the works too. Louisiana Students returning to Louisiana State University this fall will be greeted by Nicholson Gateway, a 28-acre, mixed-use, retail and student housing complex of- fering 40,000 square feet of retail as well as study areas and ILLINOIS KENTUCKY

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