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Regency Centers Announces Residential Partner for East San Marco in Jacksonville, Florida

This week, Regency Centers' announced its partnership with ArchCo Residential, Whitehall Realty Partners, and Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. on its East San Marco development in Jacksonville, Florida. Anchored by Publix, this 4.33-acre, mixed-use project is planned to be the ideal live, work, and play environment for Jacksonville's vibrant San Marco neighborhood. 
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Ulta Beauty sizzles, plans 100 more stores

No retailer has more momentum right now than Ulta Beauty. The company’s fourth quarter same store sales increased 12.5% on top of a prior year gain of 11.1% and 2016 could be another year of double digits gains.

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Regency Centers Participates in 11th Annual WAHU Stockings Drive

Volunteers from Regency Centers helped fill over 160 bags with goodies and toys as a part of Salvation Army's 11th Annual WAHU Stockings Drive. The bags will be given away to local teenagers in need in order to brighten their holiday season. Regency Centers' Hollymead Town Center was one of four locations the community was able to pick-up and drop off a bag filled with goods.

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Santa Makes A Grand Entrance into Issaquah, WA

Santa making his entrance in a red sleigh atop a fire truck?

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Ike's Place Opens at The Hub | Hillcrest Market

One of our goals in the redevelopment of The Hub was to attract unique restaurants that complemented the reimagined mixed-use project. We are thrilled to bring the first Ike's Place to San Diego, adding momentum to its existing cult following. The space was designed with an indoor/outdoor layout, opening up to a redesigned community gathering area featuring art installations and murals created by local artists. – Omar Hussein, senior leasing agent.

Ike’s Place first opened in San Francisco in 20

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Woo Skincare + Cosmetics – Top Beauty Store in Atlanta

Congratulations to Woo Skincare + Cosmetics on being named by Atlanta Magazine as a Top 50 Shop in Atlanta in the beauty category. Magazine staff explored the metro area for the best places to buy clothes, jewelry, and cosmetics for men, women, and kids. “Shops,” were defined as an intimate space that feels like a one-of-a-kind experience.

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The Future of Dining

A popular New York City restauranteur is eliminating tipping in lieu of higher menu prices.

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Peet's Coffee & Tea Buys Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Change is brewing, coffee fans — Peet's Coffee & Tea purchased popular Portland-based Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

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Retailers Embrace Cause-Related Efforts

As they head into their most important selling season, big retailers -- including Men’s Wearhouse, Macy’s and Kohl’s -- are cranking up their cause-related commitments.

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Whole Foods to open five 365 locations in 2016

Whole Foods Market said it expects to open the first five units of its new, smaller format — 365 by Whole Foods Market — in the second half of next year and to double the number of openings the following year.

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Date Night at Sip at the wine bar & restaurant

This article was originally published on the Macaroni Kid

For many parents, date night is a rare occurrence that happens about as often as a lunar eclipse. But there’s a remedy for that: Sip at the wine bar & restaurant. It’s one of the Eastside’s finest restaurants, located close to home in Issaquah Highlands at Grand Ridge Plaza.

Sip is known for its extensive wine list, outstanding service, sophisticated décor, and exquisitely-prepared food. It’s a destination for foodies thanks to a reputation for dishes that appeal to the eye and the palate. The menu emphasizes New American cuisine—think finely-prepared and locally-sourced steaks and seafood, with seasonal specials and vegetarian options.

Sip recently welcomed Emran Chowdhury as its new executive chef. Chowdhury made his mark on the Northwest restaurant scene at Cantinetta in Wallingford and Bellevue. He made the move to Sip to pursue his passion for serving local and organic produce, as well as the opportunity to build on the restaurant’s stellar reputation while designing a new menu. A key attraction for Chowdhury was Sip’s organic garden on Mercer Island, which produces vegetables, herbs and spices.

Chowdhury’s passion for Italian cuisine is reflected in Sip’s new menu, which features pasta that’s homemade in the restaurant’s kitchen. He’s currently developing relationships with many local farmers to source food as close to Issaquah as possible. The new summer menu highlights seasonal vegetables such as chard, fava beans and beets, as well as fresh-caught, wild fish.

“Sip’s menu reflects both the local harvest and the weather,” explains Chowdhury. “In the summer, we strive for lighter dishes that suit our longer days and outdoor lifestyles. In the winter, you can expect dishes that offer the warmth we crave on dark days, such as braises that simmer slowly.”

Sip’s wine list is too long to describe here, but the varied selection has placed the restaurant firmly on every wine connoisseur’s roadmap.

Executive Chef Emran Chowdhury (left) and Manager R.J. Minard (right) welcome guests to Sip at the wine bar & restaurant at Grand Ridge Plaza.

Reviewers praise Sip’s collection of Washington wines and many options for wine flights, which offer a way to sample various wines by the glass. If you’re having trouble deciding on the right wine, be sure to ask Sip Manager R.J. Minard for advice.

Reservations are recommended for weekends, especially for a special event. The good news is that if your babysitter cancels, Sip has a great kids’ menu that includes mini sirloin sliders, grilled fish and Beecher’s mac & cheese.

And in case you were wondering, there’s an average of zero to three lunar eclipses per year. The last time there were three in one year was 1982. So, here’s to planning a great date night. May it come sooner than the next lunar eclipse.

Click here to view this article published on the Macaroni Kid.

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Regency Centers Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

For two consecutive years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized excellence in the implementation of stormwater green infrastructures with its Rain Catcher Award. This month, Regency Centers was presented with a 2015 Region 4 Rain Catcher Award in the Commercial Category for its Market at Colonnades center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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