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AT&T to sponsor rooftop deck at Cardinals Nation

BY Michael Fickes

Baltimore — The Cordish Cos. and the St. Louis Cardinals have announced that AT&T has joined Ballpark Village in St. Louis as the naming rights sponsor for the two-story seating deck atop Cardinals Nation. As part of a multi-year agreement, the Cardinals Nation ticketed deck will be known as the AT&T Rooftop.

The construction of Ballpark Village represents the next step in the Cardinals’ vision for their investment in downtown St. Louis that began with the opening of the privately financed, $411 million Busch Stadium in 2006. Ballpark Village is a mixed-use retail, entertainment, office, and residential district being developed in partnership by the St. Louis Cardinals and The Cordish Companies.

Spanning seven city blocks on the 10-acre site just north of Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village will be the first master-planned mixed-use development designed to complement the excitement and energy of the Major League Baseball game day experience to a new neighborhood outside the stadium walls.

As part of Cardinals Nation at Ballpark Village, the AT&T Rooftop offers fans a unique way to enjoy a game. With the all-0includive ticket, fans will enjoy an upscale buffet and full0-service bar inside the exclusive indoor club and then step outdoors for a great view of the game from reserved seats on the rooftop overlooking Busch Stadium.

“Watching the game from the AT&T Rooftop at Cardinals Nation will be one of the most unique experiences in baseball,” said Bill DeWitt III, President of the Cardinals. “Fans have been looking forward to this opportunity ever since Ballpark Village construction began, so we anticipate ticket demand will be high.”

Divided into an upper and lower deck, the AT&T Rooftop accommodates over 330 fans and includes accessible seating.

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Cocina Mexicana to Manassas, Va., shopping center

BY Michael Fickes

Manassas, Va. — Don Lencho Cocina Mexicana has opened at Manassas Shopping Center in Manassas, Va., next to Xtreme Archery. This is the third Washington, D.C., area restaurant owned by the husband and wife team of Juarez and Karen Barroso. The couple also owns Guajillo in Arlington, Va., and Casa Oaxaca in Adams Morgan in Washington, D.C.

The Manassas Shopping Center retail store line-up includes Peebles, Hancock Fabrics, Advance Auto Parts, Tony’s New York Pizza and the Manassas School of Dance.

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Express opens in Times Square

BY Michael Fickes

New York — Specialty apparel retailer Express has opened a three-level 28,000-sq.-ft. store in the I. Miller building New York City’s Times Square.

“It’s Express on steroids,” said Michael Weiss, the chairman and chief executive officer of Express. “This is an elevated presentation where the homes for each category are much more defined.”

At 9,000 sq. ft., the Express billboard is larger than the average 8,700-sq.-ft. EXPRESS store. Design elements include French limestone floors, white brick walls, Carrera marble fixtures, crystal chandeliers, glass vitrines and two escalators.

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