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Art Production Fund and Hyde Park Village present public installation

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Tampa, Fla. — Hyde Park Village and Art Production Fund will present a public installation by Jessica Craig-Martin, consisting of 46 banners on display at the Tampa luxury retail locale. These public art works will be the first in a series of outdoor exhibitions, and will be on view at Hyde Park Village beginning Sept. 19.

The banners feature imagery exemplary of Craig-Martin’s distinctive approach to photography, and will be installed throughout the retail district’s public areas. These works depict objects of luxury in high-contrast, cropped and fantastical compositions—a woman’s heeled foot alongside a dog’s paw, the jewel-like splendor of a chandelier, and the center rift of a of a blonde woman’s French twist – for example. At once bizarre and ambiguous, Craig-Martin’s images at Hyde Park Village illustrate her ongoing interest in abstract forms of fashion portraiture.

"We are very excited to bring public art to Hyde Park and specifically to showcase Jessica’s amazing work. The beautiful and intriguing images provide a wonderful excuse for family and friends to come together for a fun and convenient cultural excursion,” said Samantha David, head of upMarkets, a division of WS Development.

Hyde Park Village is comprised of six city blocks in the heart of Tampa Bay’s Hyde Park Historic District. Home to a unique mixture of local, regional, and national boutiques and restaurants, The Village offers an edited array of fashion, dining, and entertainment.

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Prasino at the Streets of St. Charles changing ownership

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Peoria, Ill. — Cullinan Properties announced that Prasino Restaurant at the Streets of St. Charles near St. Louis is in the process of securing new ownership by a group of investors.

Prasino opened at the Streets of St. Charles on April 22, 2013, and has been listed as “The Best New Restaurants in St. Louis” and awarded “A-List Breakfast Winner” for its Paris Benedict, by St. Louis Magazine.

In other Streets of St. Charles news, Cullinan announced that The Daily Dose coffee house is now located in the lobby of the Office retail building near the Art Institutes’ main floor entrance. Also, Dewey’s Pizza is coming to the Streets of St. Charles and is now under construction toward a November opening.

AMC Theater also plans a November opening at Streets of St. Charles. The theatre will offer eight screens, a MacGuffins bar and a Marketplace, a new take on concessions.

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Mid-America to represent Yoga Six in new tenant roll-out

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Chicago — Mid-America Real Estate Corporation has recently been retained as an agent on behalf of Yoga Six during its multiple store roll-out in the Chicago area.

Yoga Six has signed two new leases in the Chicago area. The retailer signed on for 6,626 sq. ft. at 1150 North State in Gold Coast and 6,028 sq. ft. at Roosevelt Collection in South Loop. The yoga studio currently has one location in Lincoln Park and plans to open five stores in the Chicago area by 2015.

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