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Natick Mall Reveals Exciting New Interior

Title: Natick Mall Reveals Exciting New Interior: Details and decorative finishes create warm, elegant environment

Author: Press Release

Publication: Press Release

Date of Publication: September 12th, 2006

Corresponding Retail Development: Natick Mall

Corresponding Town: Natick

Web Site Link: None

Text:

Natick Mall, Natick, MA (September 12, 2006) - The new Natick promises to elevate the shopping experience for customers who visit the Phase I renovation of the 1.1 million square-foot property.  As this exciting work-in-progress nears completion, shoppers will see beautiful new architectural and design features - a remarkable preview of what's in store for this unique redevelopment.   The official opening of Phase I will be in November of this year.  Phase II of the project, opening in September of 2007, includes the addition of 100 luxury stores and restaurants as well as 215 luxury condominium residences.

The new interior design is contemporary and relaxing, with lighting that softly illuminates the space.  Warmly-toned ceramic floor tiles cover the mall's first level.  In the food court the tiles are set to form feminine curved patterns.  Exotic Jatoba or "Brazilian Cherry" wood floors on the second level have an inviting, rich appearance. Throughout the space, elegant wood and glass baluster handrails with stainless steel accents create a light and airy environment.  The food court resembles an urban marketplace with "S" curved banquettes covered in contemporary striped fabric and modern wooden chairs with woven strap upholstery.  Bamboo plants and entries covered in stone and Ipê wood, a beautiful tropical material, create an atmosphere of calm.

 "The renovations to the existing mall give an excellent preview of what's to come in the expansion.  The finishes are warm, contemporary and elegant.  The total effect will be an entirely exciting, new environment," said Stephanie A. Gambino, senior marketing manager of Natick Mall.  She continued, "It's thrilling to watch the transformation and we are looking forward to sharing our vision with mall visitors as we lead up to the grand reopening of this phase of the project.  And we will be announcing an exciting series of events during the month of November that will help celebrate the completion of the renovation."  

The internationally renowned architects and planners for the new Natick are Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB).  The materials they have selected for the renovation will mirror and complement those incorporated into the expansion, creating a seamless design and character to the completed property.  

The Natick Mall was last renovated in 1994, when construction increased its size from 725,000 to its current 1.1 million square feet.  The resulting redeveloped mall, with 167 new stores, a remodeled food court, quickly became one of New England's premier shopping destinations.  Natick has seen few changes until now, and this first phase renovation will be an exciting prelude to the final rendition which will include a 550,000 square foot wing, slated to open in September 2007.

General Growth Properties, owner and developer of Natick Mall, is adding an additional 1 million square feet of new space onto the 15 acres of land adjacent to the property.  Phase II construction of the expanded wing will feature 550,000 square-feet of

luxury retail and restaurants featuring Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.  Further, 215 luxury condominium residences will open in February 2008.  Additional plans include a hotel, meandering bike path, public walkway, and rooftop garden the size of two football fields for exclusive use by condominium residents.  

For more information on Natick Mall's renovation and expansion, new stores, discounts and promotions, please visit natickmall.com.


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