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Tempe Marketplace wins design awards

BY CSA STAFF

Tempe, Ariz. — Vestar’s Tempe Marketplace open-air shopping center, located in Tempe, Ariz., was recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centers with a Silver Sustainability Award in ICSC’s annual U.S. Design and Development Awards.

Designed to recognize outstanding projects for excellence in the creation of new retail projects, and in the expansion or redevelopment of existing projects, Tempe Marketplace was chosen for its sustainability, innovative design and development of the property since its build out.

“To be recognized as a shopping center that demonstrates how a specific design or construction problem was solved, in addition to how new design and construction standards were established, truly shows the thought, dedication and attention to quality that went into this center,” said David Larcher, executive VP, Vestar Development Co.

Built on a former Superfund site and considered the largest brownfield clean-up in the history of Arizona, Tempe Marketplace was developed into an open-air, regional shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Vestar Development Co., the developer of Tempe Marketplace, and Rockwood Capital recently acquired Tempe Marketplace for $280 million by buying out an original partner.

ICSC announced the winners of the 2010 U.S. Design and Development Awards during a recent awards ceremony in Phoenix.

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SPECS Show Announces Future Retail Leaders Program

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Retail executives are invited to introduce their rising stars to the industry’s leading store development and facilities event — SPECS, which will be held March 13-16, 2011, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. Qualified senior executives and their future leaders will receive FREE registration to this year’s show.

Future retail leaders will be exposed to the best the industry has to offer through a combination of 35 educational sessions, peer-to-peer networking, access to top suppliers and more! Show your support to the development of your up-and-coming executive talent by registering both yourself and your rising stars for FREE today! Their participation at SPECS will benefit your company for years to come.

To register, go to www.specsshow.com/register-now.

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RSOY Design Competition: Blizzard Extension

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Due to the blizzard in New York City and resulting travel delays, the deadline for entries in Chain Store Age’s 29th annual Retail Store of the Year design competition has been extended until Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

For more information/entry form, go to chainstoreage.com/retail-store-year-0 or e-mail [email protected].

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