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See how an AI-Programmed Robot Assists at a CA Restaurant

To the outside eye, Kang Nam Tofu House is simply a Korean restaurant tucked away in a California strip center. But diners are granted an experience unlike most when they learn that their server will be accompanied by a robot. Owned by John Ha, co-founder of tech startup Bear Robotics and former Google engineer, the restaurant is the first in the world to use the robot-turned-server’s assistant.

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Popular Restauranteur Brings New Seafood Concept to CA's Newland Center

Popular California-based restauranteur and chef Andrew Gruel recently debuted a new concept, Raw Bar by Slapfish, at our Newland Center in Huntington Beach, CA.

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Fresh Look Stories, Fall 2017


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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Fresh Look Stories - Connecting Oakbrook Plaza Grand Re-Opening Event

Oakbrook Plaza is an 84,000 SF shopping center in Thousand Oaks, CA. Regency announced earlier this year that Gelson’s Market would join the retailer lineup, and that the center would undergo a significant redevelopment. In spring, construction commenced.
 
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Connecting at La Floresta: A Fresh Look Story

The Village at La Floresta is a ground-up development that opened in April of 2016. Merchandised with a variety of first-to-market retailers and restaurants, and anchored by Whole Foods Market, the center had a strong opening and great forward momentum. Regency’s Los Angeles development team, led by John Mehigan, decided to continue the grand opening momentum by implementing a long-term marketing strategy to build awareness and drive traffic.

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Peace, Love and Blowouts: Spotlight on Drybar's Founder Alli Webb

One of the most popular names in haircare, Drybar®, recently joined Regency’s Brooklyn Station on Riverside, marking the salon’s first location in Florida. If you’re not familiar with Drybar, the concept is guided by a simple vision: no cuts, no color, just blowouts.

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World's First Taco Bell in a Shipping Container Coming to Southern California

Food trucks, pop-up eateries and food halls have dominated the urban dining lifestyle over the years. Now, Irvine-based Taco Bell is adding its own spin to the alternative building movement with a restaurant made from shipping containers.

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Introducing Anthropologie & Co.: A Tour of the New Walnut Creek Store

Unlike-anywhere-else displays of visual artistry. Fully decorated showrooms, filled to the brim with custom furniture. Limited-edition apparel collections. The dresses—oh, the dresses!  A designer shoe salon. Jewelry crafted by local handsAccessories with a global perspective. Beauty finds curated from the finest brands, from cult favorites to the just-discovered.  A wedding shop stocked with unusually beautiful gowns. A place to celebrate the outdoors and gather with friends. The new store concept is now open in Walnut Creek, California.

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Newland Center Gets a Coastal Makeover

In a city known for its rich beach culture and world-renowned surfing, Orange County’s Huntington Beach, CA is also home to Regency Centers Newland Center. Built in the late '80s, the shopping center is undergoing a façade remodel reflective of its seaside community.

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Working With Multiple Mixed Uses

TUSTIN, CA—Coming up with architecture that works for all of the uses is one challenge in developing mixed-use projects, Regency Centers Corp.’ SVP, senior market officer, John Mehigan tells GlobeSt.com. As we recently reported the firm recently has closed on the land that will become the nearly $40-million, ground-up development known as The Village at Tustin Legacy here. The center, which will sit at the core of the new 1,600-acre master-planned community of Tustin Legacy, will be neighbored by a 130,000-square-foot medical complex, 1.9 million square feet of office space and more than 6,800 new residential homes at total build-out. We spoke exclusively with Mehigan about the project and the benefits and challenges of working with such a wide variety of mixed uses.

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Flexible-Format Target Coming to Regency Centers' Gateway 101 in East Palo Alto

When East Palo Alto's Sports Authority went dark following the retailer's bankruptcy and subsequent liquidation, it threatened to punch a hole in the city's bottom line. But it didn't take long to backfill the 50,000-square-foot box. On Monday, Target Corp. announced it would take over the space, opening a new "flexible format" Target there next July.

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