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Edens selected to revitalize grocery-anchored center with mix of uses

BY Melonie Messina

Edens and Montgomery County Maryland announced the redevelopment of Burtonsville Crossing and the adjacent park-and-ride lot located in Burtonsville, Maryland.

In 2014, Edens was selected by Montgomery County to develop the adjacent surface parking lot while continuing to provide commuter parking at this strategic location.

Plans to revitalize the center are now able to begin as an agreement with grocery anchor Giant to terminate its lease, which has been dark since 2010, has been reached. While the center is still early in the design and planning process, Edens is focused on offering a mix of uses, including retail and public gathering spaces. The concept is an integral part of the overall Burtonsville Village Center Neighborhood Plan put forth by the county at the end of 2012.

"Our goal with this project is to enrich the Burtonsville community, with retail and dining options, civic space, and a mix of other uses specifically curated to fit Burtonsville's identity and character," said Jeff Kaufman, Edens senior VP of development for the project.

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CMA appoints new marketing coordinator

BY Melonie Messina

CMA architecture firm Principal Patrick G. Blees announced Nicole Urista has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office to further develop CMA’s growing portfolio of regional and national accounts.

Urista’s key responsibilities are to assist leadership with business development and coordinate all marketing efforts while facilitating the continued growth of CMA.

“I have collaborated with Nicole over the last few years in committees and organizations in the community and we are extremely honored to have Nicole on our Minneapolis team,” said VP Phil Foster, CMA Minneapolis.

Urista joins CMA with over seven years’ experience creating, driving and executing marketing strategies. She is active in both Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association.

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Cult Japanese retailer lands in New York

BY Marianne Wilson

Another global fashion retailer has made its U.S. debut.

Tokyo-based Tomorrowland , which has a cult following in its home country, has opened a store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. The retailer, which operates some 160 stores in Japan, is known for its cool fashions, upmarket prices and sleek, minimalist ambience.

The 3,200-sq.-ft. store features the brand’s exclusive men’s and women’s collections, along with a curated selection from several contemporary labels.

The space was designed in-house and features Japanese furnishings made from natural white oak and antique bronze, circular chandeliers and a coffered ceiling, with New York-based TPG Architecture serving as architect of record.

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