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East Peoria/Downtown 2010 encompasses more than 86 acres that will include 500,000 sq. ft. of retail space, office space, live/work units and civic buildings, making prime retail locations available for the first time in this highly visible, easily accessible dynamic trade area located in the heart of the Central Illinois market. The project is an extension of existing development in the area, including a new Embassy Suites and the Riverside retail development.

East Peoria/Downtown 2010 is a vision that creates a vibrant new mixed-use center for East Peoria, incorporating many of the fundamentals of New Urbanism, all in a way that brings together the three driving forces in the city’s life—community, commerce and technology.

Community will be preeminent as this new downtown becomes the centerpiece of the revitalized core of the city. This setting will be designed for pedestrians with many activities of daily life occurring within walking distance.

Commerce will be enhanced by the inclusion of additional multi-tenant office buildings around the development, complemented by new restaurants, specialty shops, personal services and other small-service businesses.

Technology companies will be provided a dynamic location, surrounded by complementary companies as well as green spaces, walking and biking paths, sidewalk tables and small informal gathering spots.

Retail represents 253,000 sq. ft. of 1.7 million sq. ft. of specialty retail, office, residential and entertainment venues at New Town Shops on Main in Williamsburg, Va. Complementary area retailers include Talbots, Williams-Sonoma, Chico’s, T.J. Maxx, Belk’s, Target, L.L. Bean and Bed Bath & Beyond. Neighboring businesses and attractions include The College of William & Mary, Colonial Williamsburg, Ford’s Colony, Busch Gardens, Anheuser Busch and Yorktown Naval Station.

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Staples partners with Blackhawk for gift cards

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PLEASANTON, Calif. Staples has announced an exclusive partnership with the Blackhawk Network, the largest third-party provider of prepaid gift-cards, to carry Blackhawk’s Signature Gift Card Mall, currently found in grocery stores such as Safeway. Blackhawk’s Gift Card Mall features over 300 branded gift cards across categories such as fashion, tickets, electronics, home and sports.

“Consumers love buying and receiving gift cards, and putting the Gift Card Mall in Staples stores will make it easy and convenient for our customers to buy a wide variety of gift cards,” said Mark Mettler, senior vp and gmm at Staples.

“Staples is a valuable retail outlet for us because of its understanding of the B2B aspect of our business,” said Don Kingsborough, ceo of Blackhawk Network. “Working with Staples, we will reach small business owners and give them the ability to purchase prepaid gift cards for their employees in the same place they buy office supplies.”

Staples is the first office supply store to carry Blackhawk gift cards.

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RadioShack appoints new chief marketer

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FORT WORTH, Texas RadioShack announced the appointment of Lee Applbaum to the position of evp and chief marketing officer. Applbaum will be responsible for advertising, brand management, customer relations management and marketing and will report to chairman and ceo Julian Day. He will also serve as a member of the office of the chairman, comprised of Day; Bryan Bevin, evp of store operations; Jim Gooch, evp and cfo and Peter Whitsett, evp of merchandising.

“Lee’s joining us at RadioShack represents another significant step in strengthening our senior management team,” said Day. “Lee’s background and successful track record position him well to add value to our brand.”

Applbaum began his career at Lederle Consumer Health, a division of American Cyanamid Co., shortly after earning his MBA in 1994 from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has also worked at The Coca-Cola Co., Schlotzsky’s, Footstar and The David’s Bridal Group, a division of Federated Department Stores. Immediately prior to joining RadioShack, Applbaum was the chief marketing officer for The Schottenstein Stores Corp.

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