Fresh Look Stories, Fall 2019

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Fresh Look® isn't just a philosophy; it's the driving force behind creating ideal locations with best-in-class retailers representative of the communities we serve.

We combine unique placemaking designs with the right merchandising mixes, and connect with our shoppers through community outreach and an active social media presence. These innovative destinations are crafted one at a time by our team. Take a closer look at our most recent Fresh Look success stories in action:

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Food Truck to Brick-and-Mortar: Smoosh Cookies Arrives in Houston

Smoosh Cookies Food

Southpark at Cinco Ranch welcomed Smoosh Cookies to the Katy, TX-based development with a soft opening event August 5 followed by a packed grand opening on August 10. The uniquely delicious ice cream sandwich shop had a line of happy customers out the door, anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get their hands on one of the local, fan-favorite frozen treats.

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San Diego's Scripps Ranch Welcomes Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe to the Neighborhood

Samples of food at Nutmeg Bakery and Cafe

Serving up local, organic and sustainable food and sweets, Nutmeg Bakery was founded on the idea that casual food can still be responsible. That’s one of the many reasons we’re excited to welcome them to Scripps Ranch Marketplace in San Diego, CA. The quaint, homegrown, mother/daughter-owned bakery and cafe works with local farmers, sustainably-minded coffee roasters and fishermen to bring local breakfast and lunch flavors to the San Diego community. This will be their second location, following a flagship spot of San Diego’s Sabre Springs Parkway.

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Midtown East Celebrates Raleigh Community with Local Art Installations

Midtown East Mural In Progress

In addition to its sweet southern charm, Raleigh, NC is home to a growing, vibrant community of artists and creatives. That’s why Regency’s new Midtown East development — which joins the Wake Forest Road corridor inside Raleigh’s beltline — is honored to represent some of its talented local makers in a way that uniquely reflects the city’s rich artistic culture: through the commissioning of a variety of public installations created by local artists.

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Vernon Hills Community Rings in Mellody Farm's Grand Opening with Two-Day Event

Mellody Farm Grand Opening Activities

For two afternoons on August 9 and 10, members of the Vernon Hills community brought their families and neighbors — and furry four-legged friends — to celebrate the official grand opening of Mellody Farm, a 258,646 SF development outside of Chicago.

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Local Influencers & Bloggers Explore Huntington Beach's Newland Center

Newland Center Influencer Posts

A dozen of Huntington Beach, CA's prominent social media influencers and bloggers attended an invite-only 'Be Social at Newland Center' event Sunday, September 8. They represent the well-established affluent coastal community in which Newland Center exists. From a vibrant balloon-and-flower photo backdrop ripe for photo taking to a nationally-known sketch artist creating individual attendee keepsake pictures and signature small bites provided by center eateries, guests gleefully mixed and mingled.

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Sorella Salon Inspires Haircuts for a Cause


People don’t talk about hair loss, and especially not cancer-related hair loss. That’s the first point that Hether Campbell, a stylist at Issaquah Highlands, WA's Grand Ridge Plaza’s Sorella Salon, wants us to know. And, when you’re experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments, it’s difficult to access the few resources that do exist.

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Highlands Day Festival a Success at WA's Grand Ridge Plaza

Highlands Day Festival donut eating

The Issaquah Highlands, WA community gathered in celebration of the annual Highlands Day Festival at Grand Ridge Plaza on August 24. This year’s "GAME ON!" theme encouraged guests to “insert coin, press start and enter” the community arcade-inspired festivities, featuring fun-for-the-whole-family activities including retro arcade games, pinball, driving games, virtual reality games and more. 

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National Teddy Bear Picnic Day Draws 220+ Kids to Arlington, VA Shopping Center

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Last week, the Arlington, VA community gathered at Regency’s Market Common Clarendon development to celebrate a very important day: National Teddy Bear Picnic Day! The family-friendly festivities hosted 220+ local kids and their families, who were encouraged to attend with their favorite teddy bear in tow, and a packed lunch for the picnic.

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