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The District at Tustin Legacy wins waste reduction award

BY CSA STAFF

Orange County, Calif. — The District at Tustin Legacy, a 1 million-sq.-ft. lifestyle and entertainment center located in Orange County, Calif., has been awarded the 2010 CalRecycle Waste Reduction Award for being a regional leader in recycling and waste reduction.

“We provide a comprehensive recycling program for our nearly 70 businesses at the center and our tenants recycled more than 310 tons of recyclable material in 2009. This compounds to more than $40,000 in trash costs each year,” said Kimberly Daskas, director of marketing at The District at Tustin Legacy, which is managed by Vestar Property Management.

The award comes as Vestar has launched a major environmental commitment called GreenStar, which objective is to have certified sustainable development for millions of sq. ft. of retail space it owns and plans to develop in the Southwest.

Vestar’s recycling and waste management program at The District at Tustin Legacy includes an intricate recycling and compost program, environmentally preferable purchasing program and environmental education and incentives for its tenants. The District at Tustin Legacy property uses drought-tolerant xeroscaping, low paper use and recyclable materials in its management offices, a recycling program, and stresses an environmentally preferable purchasing system for office and industrial cleaning products and LED light bulbs.

The management company also handles its own landscaping and places waste into a composting system for the city of Tustin, as well as carries out an environmental education and incentive program. This program includes employee, supplier, customer and community education and e-waste collection events for the local residents.

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Dollar Tree to open at Summerfield Crossing Plaza

BY CSA STAFF

Apollo Beach, Fla. — Tampa, Fla.-based RMC Property Management Group announced that Dollar Tree will open a new 9,500-sq.-ft. store at Summerfield Crossing Plaza, located in Apollo Beach, Fla.

The Dollar Tree Store will be constructed adjacent to a new 80,000-sq.-ft. Bealls department store.

Dollar Tree is slated to open April 2011.

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Top 10 ‘Unmissable’ New Stores

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — Looking for a hit list of the hottest new stores around the globe? Check out the 10 contenders below. The list comes from the folks behind the cutting-edge, London-based retail consultancy echochamber.com.

Forever 21, Times Square, New York City: This vast, 90,000-sq.ft. store has a sense of quality that is astonishing given its low price-points. The best feature is the exterior: an amazing interactive digital billboard features giant-sized virtual models who take Polaroid pictures of the crowd below.

H&M flagship, Paris: The “push for posh” trend continues to mount, with the opening of another ultra-glamorous fast-fashion designed by yet another signature architect (Jean Nouvel). The three-level store, on the Champs Elysees, is clad in exposed white limestone and has sleek, industrial fixtures. The façade has a matrix of 11 LED screens.

Selfridges, shoe galleries, London:
At 35,000-sq.-ft. with more than 4,000 shoes on display, this is the world’s largest shoe destination. There are six galleries, each with their own unique design.

Kurt Geiger, London: This 4,000-sq.-ft. flagship — a glamorous showcase for the best of Kurt Geiger’s collections — is designed as a jewelry shop for shoes. An amazing shoe chandelier — created from more than 250 shoes — is the star feature.

One New Change, London: An exquisite piece of architectural design, this center is a welcome addition to the City of London, bringing new life to the area at evenings and weekends.

Chin Chin Laboratorists, London:
Ice cream becomes a spectator spot at London’s first Nitro ice cream parlor. Chin Chin sells ice cream made to order and frozen using liquid nitrogen,. The space is a genuine laboratory, with experimental new flavors developed all the time.

The Eye Hub, Melbourne: There is a big emphasis on service, with an endless array of consultation rooms, a simulation room for cyclists to test for wind and glare, and “eyepods” where you can learn all about eyes

Kmart, store of the future, Melbourne:
Similar to H&M Paris, this 64,585-sq.-ft. store reflects the ‘push for posh’ trend, where big-box discounters are driving investment in sophisticated design.

F&H by Fanci, Hong Kong: An innovative new concept by Hong Kong cosmetics retailer Fanci, F&H combines nutrition and beauty into a new total wellness store. The small shop is divided into four areas: Health, Food, Diet, and Beauty, with a consultation zone to the side.

Eataly, New York City: The 50,000-sq.-ft. Eataly has seven eateries and rooftop beer garden with its own microbrewery. It also features a host of shops and service counters, including a ‘vegetable butcher,’ and also a food school.

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