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Construction on additional phases of Park West Village begins

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Morrisville, N.C. — Columbus, Ohio-based Casto announced that construction will commence on the next phases of the mixed-use lifestyle center, Park West Village, located in Morrisville, N.C.

Another 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space launches construction this month, according to Shannon Dixon, VP development, leasing and asset management for Casto’s Southeast operations.

Joining the next phase of Park West Village is a 55,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art 14-screen cinema, operated by Stone Theatres, formerly Consolidated Theatres.

Gander Mountain will also open at Park West, with a 52,000-sq.-ft. store, joined by The Wine Guy Bistro, with 6,000 sq. ft.

Park West Village is a new 100-acre mixed-use development that includes a town center district, a community center with major retail anchors, upscale casual restaurants and a movie theater, all of which will be mixed with residential, office and hospitality.

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Play N Trade, Books for Less, Nailery to open at Moorestown Mall

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Moorestown, N.J. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust said that three stores are opening at Moorestown Mall this spring, furthering the entertainment offerings for mall shoppers and area residents.

Play N Trade, a specialty video game retailer, will open in the Sear’s wing next to GNC; Books for Less is opening in the Boscov’s wing next to Spencer’s; and a nail salon, Nailery, is opening next to the Chipotle entrance.

The 1,712- sq.-ft. Play N Trade will open in late May. Books For Less is opening in late March with a 6,473-sq.-ft. store. And Nailery will open in late spring with a 1,925-sq.-ft. full-service nail salon.

Additionally, PBandU, an eatery that creates custom sandwiches with homemade peanut butter, and Kuzina Express, an eatery offering Greek food on the go, also recently opened at Moorestown Mall.

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Weis rolls out mobile app, refreshes blog

BY CSA STAFF

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets is expanding its presence in the digital space.

The company earlier this month launched a free mobile application, which allows customers to view its weekly circulars and compile detailed shopping lists on their iPhone and Android smartphones. Settings for the app can be customized so customers can view weekly circular specials at their local store and lists can be synchronized between the list on their device and their list on WeisMarkets.com. Additional features include:

  • Automatic pricing updates every Sunday;

  • Simple navigation;

  • Allows customers to view products to build a list quickly and browse circular specials;

  • Pre-loads product photos to make it easy to find items on the shelf;

  • Automatically puts customer items in categories for easy in-store use;

  • Allows customers to add any item with the text option; and

  • Allows customers to email their list and task someone else to do their shopping.

In addition to the app, the company also has debuted a new blog on its website. The blog, which can be accessed here, provides "[information] on healthy living, sustainability, new products and company news," according to one of the retailer’s Twitter posts. It also touts the slogan, "it’s in the bag … an unmistakably Weis blog on food and life."

The rollouts follow last year’s launch of the retailer’s new social media aggregator, which compiles all of Weis’ official social media outlets into a single, easy-to-read page.

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