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Marketing & Business Development Manager 

Position – Marketing & Business Development Manager 

Provide Superior Client Service

  • Collaborate with property team to develop and execute comprehensive, research-based strategic planning that directs marketing efforts to enhance asset value by actively participating in the leasing process (permanent and specialty), driving sales, and generating alternative revenue
  • Ensure the properties’ annual marketing plan is directed at achieving owner’s objectives; focused on leasing, sales and revenue; and utilize the resources and tools available
  • Monitor, control, and adjust, as appropriate, marketing budget and alternative revenue goals to meet year- end projections
  • Work with Leasing and Ownership Team to ensure that leasing collaterals such as fact sheets are current, complete and accurate
  • Responsible for the procurement and development of programs involving outside consultants such as public relations firms, advertising agencies and other vendors

Leadership, Motivation and Development

  • In concert with the General Manager, manage property-based marketing personnel to define, track and achieve measurable goals established during budget strategy and strategic planning sessions
  • Provide constructive feedback, regular coaching, and career development input throughout the year to help subordinates achieve performance objectives and develop their professional skills and capabilities
  • Supervise operations of the Customer Service Center overseeing the Guest Services Manager (GSM) in all aspects of guest relations and customer satisfaction.

Retailer Development

  • Review monthly sales reports to have a thorough knowledge of retailer sales and track key retailer and category trends
  • Establish an ongoing partnership with tenants to maximize individual store sales through a retailer communication/sales program
  • Develop and implement retailer action plans aimed at maximizing retailer sales and increasing the center’s value
  • Oversees the mall website, data base and email postcard program

Marketing Strategy Implementation

  • Have thorough knowledge of the area market including all competitive properties, area and customer demographics and available media
  • Effectively execute an advertising program to enhance tenant sales and generate percentage rent
  • Coordinate special events and community relations program to support merchandising efforts to the level necessary as outlined in the strategic plan; work with retailers to involve them as appropriate; track and produce results summaries to determine impact on center traffic and sales
  • Develop and implement local and corporate sponsorship opportunities that will generate additional revenue for the property; document and track all sponsorship proposals and programs
  • Develop an ongoing public relations action plan as necessary
  • Coordinate ongoing research utilizing, where available utilizing Scarborough, Alteryx to support marketing and leasing efforts

Children’s Play Area/Train

  • Oversees Marketing Coordination (MC) /GSM who coordinates all aspects of children’s play area and Train promotions, including signage, advertising, events, merchant tie-ins, party scheduling.
  • Oversees MC/GSM who coordinates regular maintenance and repair schedule as necessitated. Submits recommended costs to management for approval in budget.
  • GSM to handles all merchant, customer and employee inquiries regarding the children’s amenities.

Advertising and Sales Promotions

  • Plans and oversees center advertising and sales promotions.
  • Oversees media buys with MC with various media outlets to determine placement and content.
  • Works with MC and oversees reports for reviews of sales promotion programs.
  • Oversees production schedules for any planned advertising or printed pieces. Oversees MC who will write copy, proofs materials and distributes as necessary.
    Works with MC/GSM to recruit merchants to participate in planned center programs.
  • Works with MC/GSM and oversees advertising and sales promotions of competitive centers, apprises management, and keep files up to date.
  • Performs market studies to understand retail sales performance by category as well as sales performance of competitive centers.

Tenant and Community Relations

Develops and maintains relationships with store managers to understand sales performance.

Develops and implements opportunities for Tenant cross promotions to improve sales.

Develops and maintains relationships with community groups.

Develops and implements opportunities for Community cross promotions to improve awareness of The Shops at South Town and promote additional traffic.

Communications

  • In concert with the General Manager and senior company management, is the local Center spokesperson for all public relations and directly interfaces with the media as necessary to further the objectives of the center and furthers the best interests of the company.
  • Uses center’s campaign and branding guidelines and oversees all aspects of in-mall signage including but not limited to center directories, duratrans, barricade, static sticker in-center sign programs, LED board content, exterior static billboards with the assistance of MC/GSM.
  • Prepares Business Development section of AMR for ownership. Oversees Marketing AMR.
  • Oversees GSM / MC in all aspects of outreach to community partners in support of programs in place including but not limited to hotel programs, office programs, and school programs.

Special Events 

  • Plans and works with MC/GSM to implement all center events. Serves as primary contact for all event operations. Coordinates events’ operations with MC/GSM participating departments & vendors.
  • Monitors event expenses.
  • Reviews event logistics and performance.
  • Researches and recommends appropriate events for center participation and sponsorship.
  • Conducts a timely post-event and/or post-promotion meeting review of event/promotion to determine viability and changes/corrections for next year.

Web Site / Social Media / E-Blasts / Digital Assets

  • Leads the strategic vision of the center’s website and designs same for optimization and friendly user interface – both customer and tenant.
  • Monitors web site usage monthly.
  • Collaboratively works with MC/GSM to program and implement all social media content that effectively promotes the center and its brand, retailers, events – with a consistent voice and professional presentation consistent with a first-class shopping center.
  • Creates programs across digital platforms and leverages digital assets to increase awareness for the Center and its retailers

Visual Merchandising Coordination

  • MC to schedule installation and de-installation of signs and merchandise in vacant storefronts as needed.
  • MC to orders visual display items, within budget guidelines.
  • Work with MC to coordinate preparation, installation and takedown of center seasonal décor with Engineering and Maintenance. Creates calendar of tasks. Monitors budgeted expenses.
  • Recommends and researches additions to and changes in seasonal décor.
  • Assists in installation and takedown of seasonal décor as needed.

Business Development

  • Responsible for Business Development revenue
  • Source local, regional, and national clients for advertising and sponsorship opportunities
  • Develop Business Development collateral.
  • Provide custom decks and renderings to potential clients.
  • Update research materials with latest demographic and scarborough information.
  • Coordinate all facets of the Business Development deliverables to the advertiser/sponsor and manage the successful implementation of the various activations in the common area by closely working with MC and the center team.

Competencies

  • Communication – Able to provide ongoing communications to mall team through distribution of thoughtful and detailed information.
  • Teamwork – Able to work in a team atmosphere, providing support to other departments as necessary.
  • Organization – Ability to maintain an organized workspace/office and have the skills necessary to keep an easily understood filing system.
  • Customer Service – Has the interpersonal skills to provide good service to customers, contractors, vendors, and clients. Has friendly and helpful attitude.
  • Adaptability – maintains effectiveness in varying environments, tasks and responsibilities and with various types of people.
  • Drive for Results – can be counted on to exceed goals, bottom line oriented, pushes self and others for results.
  • Planning and Organizing – establish course of action to accomplish goals, develops plan for achieving results, can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goals, uses resources effectively and efficiently, measures performance against goals, evaluates results.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity – can effectively cope with change, can shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without having the total picture, can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Problem Solving – uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions, looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Time Management – uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; concentrates efforts on the more important priorities; can attend to a broader range of activities; completes work in a timely manner, even under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Initiative – Takes pro-active approach to meeting and exceeding the requirements of ownership. Develops best practices for operations and financial processes.
  • Technology – Takes pro-active approach to learning new software programs to improve efficiency and presentations; as well as continuously enhancing existing skills with Excel, Word and Power Point.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field and/or 3 – 5 years in professional experience, retail and/or related shopping center experience.
  • Knowledge of marketing fundamentals and research and reporting.
  • Excellent with PC, Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Illustrator and/or Photoshop.
  • Ability to easily learn and use new systems.
  • Strong organizational, time management and delegation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Social Media skills and experience posting for a company.
  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks effectively and establish priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must have flexibility to work varied schedules including weekends and evenings.
  • Additional duties as requested.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus Pay

To Apply:

To respond to this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to: HR@PacificRetail.com

Please reference “Marketing & Business Development Manager – Shops at South Town” in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company’s website:

Earth Day Treat at Home

Earth Day is on April 22nd and I’ve got a SWEET way for you to celebrate the holiday with your kiddies.

Things you need:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 scraped vanilla bean
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • blue and green food coloring
  • Candy of choice

Steps:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Beat the butter and (1) cup granulated sugar till light and fluffy.

Add the egg, vanilla extract and vanilla bean seeds and beat again.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until ingredients are well combined.

Remove 1/2 of the dough.

Add the green food coloring to the dough in the mixer and beat until the color is incorporated and your desired shade is reached. Repeat with the other ½ of the dough and add the blue food coloring.

Place 1/4 – 1/2 cup granulated sugar into a small bowl.

Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop out the dough onto one of your baking sheets – you should have 12 – 14 scoops of each color. Divide each scoop in half.

Working with one piece of dough in each color, divide each into 2 – 3 small pieces, then gather them together and gently roll into a ball.

Roll each in the granulated sugar and place on the other baking sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes, or till just turning crinkly on top.

Remove baking sheets from the oven and place on wire racks. Working quickly, place a piece of candy on top of each cookie, pressing gently to adhere. Let the cookies cool on the tray for 5 more minutes, then transfer to the wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!
#TipTuesday

Pacific Retail reimagines retail-led mixed-use assets to build communities

Pacific Retail Capital Partners has adopted a rie-shot strategy to source value-added investment opportunities in retail, a sector that has underperformed in recent years compared to other sectors due to a major structural change in the overall supply chain.
“Retail is not for the faint of heart. It’s a challenging business,” said Steven Plenge, a managing principal at Pacific Retail. “But there’s a lot of capital from institutional players that are starting to say, ‘these are very attractive returns on a cash-on-cash basis and on a risk-adjusted basis, we should seriously look at this.’”
Rental rates are up 5.4% since last year for retail assets and vacancy rates remain below 5%, according to JLL.
Pacific Retail, which has acquired over 11-million-square-feet in retail assets totaling $1.5bn since its inception in 2007, wants to acquire well-located properties at discounted prices alongside its clients such as JP Morgan, BlackRock, UBS, Goldman Sachs and Silverpeak.
The operating partner acquires large, institutional-quality retail-led properties that are either in and/or near major metropolitan areas and transforms them into mixed-use experiential centers. Pacic Retail invests in areas such as Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City and San Jose, Plenge told REFI US. “The smaller
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Pacific Retail reimagines retail-led mixed-use assets to build communities – REFI US – REFI US
markets we tend to stay away from for obvious reasons – you don’t have the employment growth and population growth that’s associated with the bigger metro areas,” he added.
The California-based company is predominantly focused on revitalizing the mall experience to maximize profitability and bring value to communities. For example, Pacific Retail spends on average, $1-$1.5m on upgrading restrooms. “We have a family restroom program where we’ve got play areas that we spend money on finding the right mix of toys, games and experiences for our customer,” said Najla Kayyem, senior vice president at Pacific Retail.
“WiFi is another very big amenity,” Kayyem added. “We’re able to leverage that and collect data to retarget and remarket to people based on what they’re looking for and curate specific events or programs for them.”
Pacic Retail spends a lot of time identifying what is important to the community, said Plenge. “There are hundreds of thousands of people within a ve- to 10-mile radius and what we do aect those people,” he added.

MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN THE WIZARDING WORLD RETURNS TO UTAH ONE LAST TIME!

Award-winning Harry Potter themed retail experience produced by GES Events returns November 1 to The Shops at South Town in Sandy, Utah

SANDY, Utah (Sept. 30, 2019)Back for a final year, Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and GES Events will offer Christmas in the Wizarding World, the family-fun Harry Potter-themed retail experience one last time. The seasonal store will open at The Shops at South Town on November 1, 2019 at 11 am!

Christmas in the Wizarding World is reminiscent of the setting and atmosphere of a wintry Hogsmeade village featuring a specially curated selection of Wizarding World merchandise. The engaging shop offers an extensive wand assortment, and film-inspired window displays. Key features of the experience include:

  • A wide selection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them™ merchandise including: specially designed holiday ornaments, Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans and Chocolate Frogs, fan-favorite plush owls, wands, jewelry and branded collectibles
  • Shelves filled with hundreds of precariously stacked Ollivanders™ wand boxes
  • Photo opportunities, featuring a selection of background options from the Wizarding World
  • Quaffle Toss activity where guests can practice their Quidditch skills
  • Animated windows throughout the retail experience that will bring the iconic shops from the films to life

“We are thrilled to be bringing back the magic of Christmas in the Wizarding World for friends and families to discover here at The Shops at South Town,said Heather Nash, marketing manager at The Shops at South Town. “We want all the Harry Potter fans to enjoy Christmas in this unique and memorable way.”

“We are honored to collaborate with a talented group of people and companies in creating this incredible experience for our guests,” said Najla Kayyem, senior vice president of marketing at Pacific Retail Capital Partners, the owner and operator of The Shops at South Town.

“What could be more special than celebrating the holidays the wizarding way? GES Events is delighted to continue the tradition with Christmas in the Wizarding World, here at the Shops at South Town,” said Dan Hilbert, executive vice president, GES Events.

Shoppers and Harry Potter fans can experience Christmas in the Wizarding World November 1 through January 6, 2020.

JCPenney Bridal Event

It’s wedding season – are you ready?
Come to our JCPenney location Saturday, June 22 for an in-store bridal event you wont want to miss! You’ll find Exclusive Savings on Modern Bride Jewelry for JCP Rewards members, and dresses on display provided by Bliss Dresses South Towne.
Say “Yes” to these great savings on bridal jewelry during this exclusive event

Pacific Retail Wins THREE MAXI AWARDS at ICSC 2019 Global Awards CEREMONY

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – (May 20, 2019) – Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) based in Los Angeles, CA was honored with several awards of distinction during the 2019 Global Awards sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The ICSC Global Awards Program, held in Las Vegas at RECon, the world’s largest retail real estate convention, recognizes the retail real estate industry’s most innovative events, programs, and technologies that add value to shopping centers and companies across the country.

The shopping centers in the PRCP portfolio that utilized a myriad of resources to re-energize centers, drive traffic, increase sales and give back to their respective communities, and were recognized as a MAXI finalists include Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara, CA; Eastridge Center in San Jose, CA; The Shops at South Town in Sandy, UT; Galleria White Plains in White Plains, NY; Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL; and Northpark in Jackson, MS. “I have the distinct honor of collaborating with a talented group of people and companies to take Pacific Retail to the next level and create impressionable experiences for our guests, while continuing to push the envelope in the industry”, said Najla Kayyem, Senior Vice President of Marketing, who accepted the awards on behalf of PRCP.

Three Pacific Retail centers took home three MAXI awards – one gold and two silver awards – recognizing the properties’ programming as the best in class across all centers and companies in both the United States and Canada.

With the power of innovation, leadership, and teamwork, PRCP was the recipient of the following awards:

Gold MAXI Award in the category of Impact for shopping centers more than 500,001 square feet: Aloha Winter Rollerland – The Aloha Roller Rink was a staple of the San Jose, CA community from the 70s until 2014 when sadly, it shuttered. Eastridge Center, which was fully-renovated in 2018 and was once home to an ice rink through the 70s as well, is constantly evaluating experiences they can offer to the community. With a vacant Sports Chalet box and an approaching holiday 2018 season, they excitedly explored the idea of bringing the famed roller rink back as a holiday pop-up experience. The new Aloha Roller Rink opened at Eastridge with much success in November 2018 and – after an outstanding continued local response – will remain open for patrons to enjoy throughout 2019. Offering theme nights, free lessons, mommy and me events and more, this go-to destination offers the nostalgic community an updated classic while driving redevelopment awareness, center traffic, sales, and a healthy rent.

Silver MAXI Award in the category of Innovation for Shopping Centers more than 500,001 square feet: The Shops at South Town Murals – The Shops at South Town completed an interior renovation in 2017, however the exterior façade was left bare of improvements. With limited ownership funds, the team enacted a creative solution to involve their city council. Envisioning exterior blank walls as an opportunity to cultivate the arts, the team garnered the city’s partnership to fund a public art program. The $85,000 contribution began what is now an ongoing city-funded arts initiative. Activating walls with art created synergy between the center’s picturesque backdrop and the urban-meets-mountain renovation theme. Featuring three artists, the murals serve as a tangible touch point inspiring lasting community engagement.

Silver MAXI Award in the category of Revenue for Shopping Centers more than 500,001 square feet: Humana Partnership: Yorktown Center secured a multifaceted year-long partnership with national healthcare agency, Humana. The business development deal generated thousands of dollars in new revenue in 2018 totaling 30% of the business development budget. The partnership included onsite activations, advertising domination in Center Court, and sponsorship of the “Heart & Sole” center walking club. Humana activated Center Court with weekly events including fitness classes, seminars, health checks and games that added experiential value, traffic, and sales. The partnership proved extremely valuable to Humana who renewed the partnership for 2019.

“We are fortunate to not only have some of the most passionate and talented marketing people in the industry on our team, we also have an incredibly savvy group of investors who partner with us to execute these award-winning initiatives,” said Gary Karl, Chief Operating Officer for PRCP.

About Pacific Retail Capital Partners

Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) is one of the nation’s premier retail operating groups of large open-air centers and enclosed malls, with more than $1.8 billion in retail assets presently under management in the United States. Based in Southern California, PRCP provides end-to-end sourcing, assessment, underwriting, valuing, developing, and asset management of retail real estate with a proven track record of repositioning retail properties. PRCP strategically manages over 11 million square feet of regional malls and open-air lifestyle centers. The Executive team has over 150 years of collective real estate expertise with deep experience in leasing, marketing, operations, design, development, investment, and finance. With a keen focus on enhancing the value and quality of its growing portfolio, PRCP is dedicated to creating a unique, strategic vision for each property and exceeding the highest expectations of retail investors, retailers, and consumers. To learn more visit www.pacificretail.com or follow us on social media at:

Facebook: pacificretailcapitalpartners

Instagram: @PacificRetail

About ICSC

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the world-wide trade association of the shopping center industry and serves the global retail real estate community. Their 70,000+ member network provides over 100 countries with invaluable resources, connections and industry insights, and work together to shape public policy. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.org.

The Shops at South Town wins national MAXI award for interior and exterior art

SANDY, Utah (May 23, 2019) – This week the Shops at South Town was recognized nationally with a Silver MAXI award for their public art program that resulted in transformative murals on the exterior and interior of the center. These murals incorporated the talents of local, national and international artists. Download video and photos of the art and artists completing #SouthTownMurals.

The center received this award Sunday during the 2019 Global Awards sponsored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP), of which The Shops at South Town is part, received three MAXI awards. The MAXI Awards showcase the retail real estate industry’s most innovative events, programs and technologies that add value to shopping centers and companies across the country. The awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas at RECon, the world’s largest retail real estate convention.

“I have the distinct honor of collaborating with a talented group of people and companies to take Pacific Retail to the next level and create impressionable experiences for our guests, while continuing to push the envelope in the industry,” said Najla Kayyem, Senior Vice President of Marketing.

The Shops at South Town completed an interior renovation in 2017, however the exterior façade was left bare of improvements. Envisioning exterior blank walls as an opportunity to cultivate the arts, The Shops at South Town collaborated with Sandy City to fund a public art program. The initial $85,000 contribution began what is now an ongoing city-funded arts initiative.

“At The Shops at South Town we use a myriad of resources to re-energize the center, drive traffic, increase sales and give back to our amazing community,” said Marketing Manager Heather Nash, who accepted the award.

With a dedication to fostering community collaboration and partnerships, The South Town Mural Project commenced with a call for local and world-renowned artists to reimagine blank exterior and interior walls into transformed, expansive murals. Local and national and international artists were selected to create timeless, eclectic pieces that resulted in a stunning collection of outdoor and indoor murals.

“By establishing a visual public presence from the street as well as within the center, The Shops at South Town has engaged the community in celebrating art,” said Nash. “And we hope to further solidify the center as a cultural hub and catalyst for public art in a private space.”

Utah state motto inspires 700-square-foot mural at The Shops at South Town

Mural completion celebrated with artist signature signings and public calligraphy class

WHAT: The Shops at South Town partnered with Salt Lake Lettering Club to design and execute the newest mural addition to the center. The new mural is 700 square feet and located inside near the center’s new Atrium. The design was inspired by Utah’s state motto of “Industry” and required five weeks to complete involving over 50 local participants.

As part of Saturday’s festivities, The Shops at South Town will officially celebrate the mural’s completion. Club members will sign their portions of the mural Saturday. After the signing attendees are invited to try their hand at fun lettering designs alongside club members, using example worksheets and lettering tools provided by Salt Lake Lettering Club. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN, MEDIA AVAILABILITY: March 9, 2018 at 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Shops at South Town, 10450 State St. #2320, Sandy, UT 84070

*Event is happening inside near the center’s new Atrium

WHO:

  • Heather Nash, The Shops at South Town Marketing Manager
  • Danelle Cheney, Salt Lake City Lettering Club President

VISUALS

HomeGoods opens Saturday with family fun activities at The Shops at South Town

New shops, food & fun coming to Sandy this year

SANDY, Utah (March 6, 2019) – Located on the west side of The Shops at South Town, HomeGoods opens its doors this Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 a.m. The store is 21,638 square-feet and will be the 7th HomeGoods in the Salt Lake City market. To celebrate The Shops at South Town will host free, family fun activities on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Activities will be located at Atrium Court and include:

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.    Free canvas painting hosted by Easely Art Studio, all the art supplies are included.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Free design advice and Jennifer Bryant meet-and-greet of Jen Bryant Design @Jenbryantdesign.

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.    Free face painting for children.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.    Enter to win a $500 HomeGoods shopping spree, given away at 1:30 p.m. from the atrium stage. *18 years or older, 1 entry per person, must be preset to win.

12 – 2 p.m.            Free calligraphy classes by Salt Lake Lettering Club. Salt Lake Lettering Club just finished a 700-square-foot mural in the new atrium. There will be a mural signing and free lettering tutorials with take home worksheets.

“We are thrilled to welcome HomeGoods and know our customers will love shopping their unique and international home fashions,” said Marketing Manager Heather Nash. “HomeGoods opening is the beginning of many exciting offerings coming to the center this year.”

Along with the addition of HomeGoods, The Shops at South Town is excited to announce new retail, dining, entertainment and fitness options coming to the center, listed below.

HomeGoods

HomeGoods offers an ever-changing selection of home fashions from around the world. The average HomeGoods store receives several deliveries per week, with each delivery containing thousands of items. To learn more visit https://www.homegoods.com or follow them at https://www.facebook.com/Homegoods/

Illy Café

Illy is celebrated the world over as the pinnacle of what coffee can be. Customers can choose from ground espresso and moka, creamy cappuccino, cold brew among others. Learn more at https://www.illy.com/en-us/shop/

MidiCi

MediCi offers Neapolitan pizzas, antipasto, burrata cheese dishes, salads, gelato and Nutella© calzones. Everything is made with fresh, natural, high-quality ingredients. To learn more visit www.mymidici.com/ or follow them at www.facebook.com/midici/

Sbarro

Sbarro is a favorite Italian eatery coming to The Shops at South Town. Their New York style pizza is just one of the many menu items for customers to choose from. The Roman Pizza provides thick, Sicilian-style crust, hand-crushed Roman sauce, freshly shredded 100% Whole Milk Mozzarella, and favorite toppings. Customers can also choose fresh salad, pastas or breadsticks. Learn more at https://sbarro.com/.

New Play Area at The Shops at South Town

Guests can now enjoy the newly completed play area with over 1,000 square feet of fun. The new play area is located on the upper level fountain court.

Luv 2 Play

Luv 2 Play offers a variety of engaging activities suitable for kids of all ages including an indoor playground, an arcade and a soft climbing wall. There are kinetic sand tables and even an imagination station for young ones to become doctors, hairdressers and grocery store shoppers. Parents can take a break in the Relax Area equipped with free wifi, coffee and more. To learn more visit https://luv2play.com/

Extended application deadline for artist interested in creating 3,263 square foot outdoor mural

Mural coming to the exterior of The Shops at South Town in Summer 2018

SANDY, Utah ​(February 27, 2018) – The Shops at South Town in partnership with Sandy City seeks a local artist to be at the center of the South Town Mural Project. One lucky artist or artist team will be granted the opportunity to create a 3,263 square foot mural on the exterior of the State Street entrance wall, with all expenses paid. Interested artists are invited to apply HERE by March 31, 2018. Guests of the center and the community will enjoy the outdoor gallery upon the project’s completion in May 2018. “The opportunity to partner with a local muralist to create an unparalleled public art piece is very special,” stated Najla Kayyem, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners. “Art truly can transform perceptions, fuel urban revitalization and become an economic stimulus.”

In partnership with Sandy City and as part of The Shops at South Town’s comprehensive exterior improvement plan, the South Town Mural Project will create a public art piece reflecting the spirit of Utah and the The Cairns project. Promoting engagement and visibility, the project invites artist applicants to extend the city and center’s shared vision celebrating the community and beauty of The Shops at South Town’s location as base-camp to the Wasatch Mountains.

“With this mural, we will replace a dull wall with positive and vibrant art… transforming it into a canvas with a distinctively ‘local’ feel,” said Kayyem. “It’s my hope that the South Town Mural Project will not only make a blank wall come to life, but also bring the community together.”

Pacific Retail Capital Partners recently completed the world’s largest collection of outdoor murals on a shopping center at Eastridge in San Jose, California. The project features four unique murals by four different artists, spanning 20,000 square feet of exterior space. Upon completion, video recaps demonstrating the breadth of the project were released and can be seen HERE. Exceeding expectations at Eastridge, Pacific Retail Capital Partners is excited to continue the initiative by partnering with the city to realize it’s success here in Sandy.

A qualified artist or artist team who can (1) demonstrate artistic excellence, (2) complete the project on time, and (3) complete the project within the budget allotted, are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered, all artist applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in Utah. For further information and to apply, please review and submit all fields of the application online and available HERE.