If you’ve driven down Skibo Road within the past few weeks, chances are you’ve noticed that construction at Marketfair is well underway! The old mall space located in the heart of Fayetteville is being transformed into a modern, open-air shopping center and cinema destination where locals will be able to enjoy movie date nights, shopping with friends and fun community events.

Last month, city officials and developers officially broke ground on the complete site redevelopment at a packed community celebration, where exciting new details about the shopping center were shared. Most importantly, the new Marketfair is expected to open in fall 2014 – just in time to provide a great new spot for holiday shopping!

The main portion of the shopping center is designed to have a contemporary L-shape layout centered by Carmike Cinemas, so locals will be able to take advantage of open-air shopping, alfresco dining and evening strolls before catching a movie once the plaza opens.

The inviting community destination is expected to have national brand name retail stores and a mix of casual to upscale restaurants with a variety of menu types, offering something for everyone in town. Plus, the redevelopment also includes plans for three new driveways into the plaza from Skibo Road, Campground Road and Morganton Road, which will drastically help traffic flow into the complex.

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