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Northpark Begins Multimillion Dollar Renovation Early 2018

Interior and Exterior Redevelopment of Mississippi’s’ Premier Indoor Shopping Destination Pays Homage to Region’s Roots

Ridgeland, Miss. (November 8, 2017) – Pacific Retail Capital Partners announced today that multimillion dollar renovations for Northpark (https://visitnorthpark.com/) in Ridgeland, Mississippi, will begin in the first quarter of 2018. The renovations will encompass a comprehensive redevelopment of the center including; entrances, dining area, children’s play area, restrooms, interior and exterior landscaping, furniture, fixtures, lighting and common areas. Gensler Architects, based in Los Angeles, will lead architectural and design efforts with Unified Construction serving as the general contractor.

“These renovations provide a new atmosphere, modern design, thoughtful options for families, and a place to create memories through experiences that go beyond shopping,” said Gary Karl, Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Retail Capital Partners. The renovation is the first step in repositioning one of Mississippi’s largest commercial destinations. People will experience architectural upgrades merging the region’s distinct Southern character with timeless, modern design. The stunning new look will combine clean modern glass, steel and natural light with the warmth of woods and subtle floral nuances. The remodeled Northpark will deliver a mix of both traditional and new, with a curated experience for guests and community members.

“We’ve been working with Northpark leadership for years to reinvest in the property,” shared Ridegland Mayor Gene McGee.  “We are anxiously awaiting the designs and look forward to working with them on ensuring the expectations of our community are exceeded.” Northpark, located on County Line Road, is part of the busiest retail corridor in the state. With approximately 958,000 square feet of retail and restaurant offerings on two levels, this long-standing indoor shopping destination in Ridgeland is poised for growth after its recent acquisition and this redevelopment by Pacific Retail Capital Partners.

“Investing in Northpark and this strong community benefits everyone,” added Karl. “The renovations and added amenities will provide an improved experience, for both our retailers and community. The fresh dining venues, children’s interactive play experience and family lounge create a stylish and warm, family-friendly gathering hub for Ridgeland.”

Karl continued, “This renovation is part of the longer term overall redevelopment of the property as we continue to look at filling a deficit in entertainment options in the tri-county area, as well as new local and national dining experiences and the right curated mix of retailers to fit the needs of this community.”

Northpark will remain open throughout the redevelopment with a scheduled completion of the work for late 2018, prior to holiday season. Management is focused on minimizing disturbances to visitors and tenants with the majority of the renovation occurring at night and after hours. Pacific Retail Capital Partners oversees all operations at Northpark, and has significant experience in the management, leasing, marketing and repositioning of shopping destinations. To learn more about Northpark, visit https://visitnorthpark.com/ or follow updates on its social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthparkMallMS/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShopNorthparkMS
Instagram: https://instagram.com/ShopNorthparkMS
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About Northpark
Mississippi's premier indoor shopping destination, Northpark, is home to more than 120 in-demand stores and specialty shops. Located in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Northpark is a tri-county staple and integral part of the community’s rich history. Conveniently located less than one mile east of I-55 at the intersection of County Line & Wheatley Roads, Northpark features Dillard's, JCPenney, Belk, H&M, Victoria's Secret, Windsor, Godiva Chocolatier, Hollister & Co., PacSun, and Buckle as well as more than 120 other retailers. 12 dining options range from The Med Grill, to Steak Escape, Stir Fry 88, Kelly’s Cajun Grill, Chick-fil- A and more. For additional information, visit https://visitnorthpark.com/

About Pacific Retail Capital Partners
Pacific Retail Capital Partners is a fully integrated, entrepreneurial organization with an unparalleled depth of knowledge in all aspects of retail real estate. Its team of executives and strategic partners draw on decades of experience with major national shopping center owners to deliver top-tier service as an operating partner and provide efficient oversight of the company's own portfolio. Pacific Retail's broad-based talent is versed in multiple disciplines from investment and development, which enables the company to quickly assess market opportunities, to management, leasing and marketing which allows it to effectively control costs and maintain the quality of its properties. Its investment and management portfolio includes Yorktown Center in suburban Chicago Illinois; Colonie Center outside Albany, New York; Broadway Commons in Long Island New York; Eastridge in San Jose California; The Galleria at White Plains, in Westchester
County, New York; The Esplanade just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana; Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara California, The Shops at South Town in Sandy, Utah and Tivoli Village outside of Las Vegas Nevada. To learn more visit http://www.pacificretail.com or follow social media at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificretailcapitalpartners/
Instagram: @PacificRetail

B&B Theatres to open at Northpark

Premier Movie Theater Group Opening in Fall 2019 at Mississippi’s Popular Shopping Destination RIDGELAND, MS. (May 17, 2019) – Northpark in Ridgeland, Mississippi announced today that B&B Theatres will be the newest addition to the region’s popular shopping destination. Northpark, managed by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, completed a multi-million dollar redevelopment in November of 2018. Poised for ongoing growth, Northpark continues to expand its tenant mix to include B&B Theatres, which operates 400 screens at 50 locations throughout the U.S., with the Ridgeland complex becoming the theater company’s second location in Mississippi.

“We are absolutely thrilled to introduce B&B Theatres to Ridgeland,” states Northpark General Manager, Kasey Dickson. “This is the next step of our journey after completing the first phase of redevelopment. B&B Theatres’ cutting-edge vision and contemporary design will complement The New Northpark perfectly,
providing an entertainment experience that is unique to the area.” Located at 250 Ring Road in Ridgeland, MS, B&B Theatres’ acquisition of the former Regal Cinema will include a complete redevelopment of the property. The auditoriums, lobby, restrooms, and concession area will be fully revitalized, with new, state-of-the-art screens, seating, carpet, paint, countertops and signage. An all-new exterior façade will be constructed in addition to a freshly resurfaced parking lot. B&B Theatres will introduce multiple amenities designed to enhance the movie-going experience. The addition of Marquee Bar, a full-service bar, will allow guests 21 and over to enjoy a beer, wine, or cocktail with friends before the show or bring into the auditorium during the movie. Marquee Bar will be complemented by an adjacent lounge where guests can gather before or after the film to enjoy food from an extended, hot, made-to-order menu. Auditoriums will be outfitted with wide leather recliners that are heated and operated electronically, with guests having the benefit of reserving seats prior to the movie. The free Backstage Pass Loyalty Program will award guests for box office and concession stand purchases. B&B Theatres plans to announce additional unique and exciting entertainment elements closer to the Grand Opening celebration, which will be fall of 2019.

About B&B Theatres
B&B Theatres has been family owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies. During the company’s 95 years and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, recliners and digital cinema. B&B Theatres is the 6th largest theater chain in North America and operates 400 screens at 50 locations in Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

To learn more about B&B Theatres visit https://www.bbtheatres.com/.

Northpark Mall undergoing multi-million dollar renovation

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Big changes are underway at one of the metro’s most popular shopping destinations. Thursday morning a groundbreaking ceremony was held at Northpark mall, including mall officials and others from the community.

The owners of the mall, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, are starting a multi-million dollar renovation project. The mall will be remodeled inside and out, beginning with work on a new food court.

They plan to add a new eatery, and expand the current space, to include more lighting, and seating. Other changes planned for the mall include renovating restrooms, the children’s play area, and entrances.

They plan to incorporate new landscaping, furniture and even artwork from the community.

“We are very cognizant of our shopping experience while we’re under redevelopment so we will go to great lengths to ensure our retailers and customers are taken care of,” said Pacific Retail Capital Partners Senior Vice President of Marketing, Najla Kayyem. “The mall will stay open throughout the entire renovation process.”

“It’s important not only for Ridgeland but for Mississippi to keep this mall strong, keep it vibrant and for them to do this kind of investment I can’t express what it means as far as the value for the quality of life for citizens of Ridgeland, Madison County, but also for the guests and people who come here,” said Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee.

The mall will remain open during the renovations, will little impact to tenants and shoppers. The first phase is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.

Rainbow Co-op to open at Northpark

Established Cooperative Health Food Store Opening in July 2019 at Mississippi’s Popular Shopping Destination

 

RIDGELAND, Miss. (May 23, 2019) – Northpark in Ridgeland, Mississippi, announced today that Rainbow Co-op will be the newest addition to the region’s popular shopping destination. Combining the shared vision and mission of Rainbow Co-op’s Board of Directors, shareholders, and the Community Development Department in Ridgeland, the well-known health food cooperative will continue its nearly 40 year legacy at Northpark’s southeast entrance near Med Grille. The new location was selected for its accessibility, foot traffic, and abundant natural lighting.

“To welcome a store such as Rainbow Co-op is amazing. The distinction and local product-mix is a win-win for Northpark and the community as a whole,” states Northpark General Manager, Kasey Dickson.

The new store will focus on a curated inventory, concentrating on specialty items such as hard-to-find herbs, spices, supplements, coffees and teas, as well as a selection of popular “by-the-pound” items such as beans, rice, and flour. Rainbow Co-op will continue to offer popular natural grocery and beauty items. There will be a community meeting for shareholders to discuss the changes on June 30th, and a soft opening is planned for July. The Grand Opening Celebration date and associated programming elements will be announced in late June.

Northpark, managed by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, completed a multi-million dollar redevelopment in November of 2018. Poised for ongoing growth, Northpark will continue to expand its tenant mix in the coming months.

To learn more about Rainbow Co-op on follow social media at:

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Instagram: @Rainbow_Coop

Twitter: @RainbowCoop

Groundbreaking ceremony and VIP event for Northpark redevelopment to be held March 8

RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

Northpark will hold a ceremonial hard hat groundbreaking event on Thursday, March 8, to launch Phase 1 of the multi-million dollar redevelopment to the property.

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee will be there to make remarks, along with the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce president Karen McKie, Senior Vice President of Marketing Najla Kayyem, Pacific Retail Capital Partners and the general manager of Northpark, Kasey Dickson.

Later that evening, officials from Northpark and Pacific Retail Capital Partners will host a VIP reception in celebration of the groundbreaking. It will be in the upper level near Belk.

The groundbreaking ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. with the VIP reception starting at 6 and 8 p.m.

Work starts on a new era for Northpark Mall

By JACK WEATHERLY

Work started Thursday on a new era for the 34-year-0ld Northpark Mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road.

Long the anchor of the mile-long retail corridor that historically dominated metro Jackson, the mall faced the daunting realities of the marketplace that has changed radically since 1984 across the country and world since the advent of the Internet and major players such as Amazon, not to mention other retail centers that have opened in the area.

Yet Pacific Retail Capital Partners of El Segundo, Calif. saw an opportunity to reinvigorate and to some extent reinvent the mall.

In September 2016, Pacific Retail announced that it had bought the 958,000-square-foot property from Simon Property Group  for an undisclosed amount. Simon built the mall, operated it from the beginning and spent several million dollars on it in 1998.

A leasing agency for the mall said last year that the Pacific Retail renovation figure will be about $50 million. But Pacific Retail, a private firm, maintained that the price will be “multi-million dollar.”

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee during his remarks on Thursday twice extolled the “safety” of shopping at the mall. Asked afterward why he emphasized that, he said that malls in general have an unwarranted reputation for safety risks.

Najla Kayyem, Pacific Retail senior vice president for marketing, told the gathering standing in the bright spring sun and brisk wind that “the new Northpark will re-imagine the mall as a sequence of experiences.”

“At the heart of this transformation is the repurposing of the . . . entrances and corridors . . . and communal gathering places,” Kayyem said. Public art will be installed outside and inside, she said.

In the children’s play area, a theater will be added and the food court will be “expanded and transformed into a spacious communal dining area with an intimate cafe-style dining experience.”

The owner is seeking a combination of local and national tenants, Kayyem said.

“We are open to any ideas or prospects that you guys have,” she said.

Phase one of the project is expected to be completed by the holidays at the end of the year, Kayyem said.

She told the local management that the challenge of meeting the ultimate goal will be “a long process and it’s not  going to be easy.”

 

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Groundbreaking ceremony at Northpark Mall

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RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) —  A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday morning for upcoming renovations.

The new improvements include newly designed entry ways. The food court will be turned into a cafe style eatery.

The restrooms will also be renovated, and they will be adding a family restroom with nursing stations.

Redevelopment recap: Upgrades are under way at these properties

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Shopping center owners across the country are reinvesting millions in their properties to attract new tenants and keep consumers coming back. Examples follow.

Upgrades ahead

Northpark and Pacific Retail Capital Partners broke ground on a multimillion-dollar renovation of Northpark, a 34-year-old Ridgeland, Miss., mall. First-phase plans for this 958,000-square-foot property include public entrances, corridors and common-area gathering spaces. Other enhancements will include fresh landscaping and a resurfaced parking lot.

The food court will be remade into a more open and spacious café-style eatery, with a high-resolution, interactive digital display to provide continuous, motion-activated content, including targeted messaging. The redevelopment will also incorporate art features from local artists, a children’s play area and a family lounge with private nursing areas, baby-changing stations and more. This first phase is to be completed in November.

Northpark, Ridgeland, Miss.

Pacific Retail Capital Breaks Ground on Mall Redevelopment Project Near Jackson

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The redevelopment of Northpark mall in Ridgeland, Miss., will transform the current food court into The Eatery, an open, café-style dining area that will feature interactive digital displays and new dining options.

RIDGELAND, MISS. — Southern California-based Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) has broken ground on the redevelopment of Northpark, a 958,000-square-foot enclosed mall in Ridgeland, about 11 miles north of Jackson. Plans for the first phase of the project include new public entrances, corridors, amenities, public restrooms and common-area gathering spaces. The renovation will include new interior and exterior landscaping and a complete resurfacing of the parking lot, public art from local artists, a new children’s play area and a new family lounge with private nursing stations, baby-changing stations and a family restroom. In addition, the redevelopment will transform the mall’s current food court into The Eatery, an open, café-style dining area that will feature interactive digital displays and new dining options. The first phase of the project is slated for completion this November.

 

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Northpark Breaks Ground on Multimillion-Dollar Redevelopment Project

March 15, 2018 – Northpark and Pacific Retail Capital Partners (PRCP) officially broke ground, March 8, 2018, on a multimillion-dollar renovation project. Work began immediately to update and renovate Northpark, a 34-year-old Ridgeland, MS indoor institutional shopping destination.

Phase 1 plans for the 958,000-square-foot property include new public entrances, corridors, amenities, public restrooms, and common-area gathering spaces. The stunning look will combine Southern charm with modern elemental architecture and design. Other enhancements will include fresh interior and exterior landscaping and a complete resurfacing of the parking lot.

“THE PARTNERSHIP WITH PACIFIC RETAIL HAS BEEN WONDERFUL,” SAID RIDGELAND MAYOR GENE MCGEE AT THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY. “WHEN THE COMPANY CAME TO US AND SHARED THEIR VISION FOR NORTHPARK, IT CREATED TREMENDOUS EXCITEMENT FOR US BECAUSE WE KNEW THAT NORTHPARK WAS GOING TO BECOME SOMETHING SPECIAL AND WOULD CONTINUE ON AS A STRONG ECONOMIC CATALYST FOR THE FUTURE.”

The renovation will include a complete transformation of the current food court to a more open and spacious café-style Eatery, offering fresh dining options and updated dining areas where visitors will be able to comfortably gather and relax during their shopping visits.

The Eatery will feature a large, high-resolution interactive digital display designed to provide continuous, motion-activated content, including targeted messaging. There will also be an electronic directory and interactive gaming designed to create a real-time connection and unique shopping experience for families. This engaging technology will allow Northpark to provide a measurable, added-value service for their retail tenants, driving more sales and ensuring brand recognition and customer loyalty.

The redevelopment will also incorporate public art features from area artists, a state-of-the-art children’s play area, and a new Family Lounge featuring private nursing areas, baby-changing stations, a large child-friendly restroom, and amenities to entertain children while shoppers relax and recharge.

“Through this renewal, Northpark, as one of Mississippi’s largest indoor shopping destinations, will reassert itself as the retail and cultural heart of the community,” said Najla Kayyem, senior vice president of marketing for Pacific Retail Capital Partners. “The Northpark revitalization pays homage to the community’s history while transforming it into a progressive, fashionable, inviting, and family-friendly gathering place to create new memories.”

Since first opening in 1984, Northpark has been a vital contributor to the local, county, and state economies. Northpark currently provides 40 percent of Ridgeland’s tax base.

The renovation process will not impact accessibility and convenience for shoppers, as the majority of work will be performed after hours. Phase 1 is projected for completion in time for holiday shopping this November.

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