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Celebrating Fayetteville’s Mom-and-Pop Shops

March 29 is National Mom-and-Pop Business Owners Day, a special holiday dedicated to honoring small business owners and recognizing all the hard work they do. We are excited to take this day to celebrate three mom-and-pop shops we are proud to have at Marketfair shopping center. From coffee and bakery treats to sushi and curry, these small businesses are part of what makes Marketfair and Fayetteville so unique!

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Good Living Coffee Zone, a locally owned and operated coffee, tea and food destination, will celebrate its one-year anniversary at Marketfair this May. The shop serves coffee made from the finest beans around the world, as well as healthy and delicious sandwiches, pastries, teas and more. Good Living Coffee Zone not only hosts fun, unique events to show how much they appreciate their customers, but they also support local nonprofits and volunteer services that support Fayetteville causes. Its mission revolves around total quality of service and commitment to the Fayetteville community, and we are so proud to have them at Marketfair!

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Tandoori Bites has served fine Indian cuisine to Fayetteville customers since April 2017. The original Tandoori Bites in Wilmington, North Carolina, became so popular over the past nine years that the owners decided to open their second location right here in Fayetteville — and we’re so glad they did! Tandoori Bites’ has won several awards of excellence for its commitment to providing exceptional food and customer service from reputable publications like Encore Magazine and Trip Advisor. Customers have described the unique dining experience as being so authentic that “you will feel as if you just landed in Mumbai.”

Mikoto Jr. Express

This quick and casual family-owned restaurant is the perfect spot in Fayetteville to experience a touch of Asian culture. Choose from a wide variety of entrées including hibachi, sushi, tempura and other Japanese favorites. Mikoto Jr. Express’ friendly ambiance pairs perfectly with the delicious cuisine, making it the perfect lunch or dinner spot!

There are more than 27 million small businesses in America that play an important role in the United States economy, and National Mom-and-Pop Business Owners Day reminds us to go out and show our appreciation for them. A huge thank you to all our Fayetteville small businesses for all that you do!

It’s Time for a Spring Awakening, Fayetteville!

Cooler weather has its perks, but seeing signs of spring after a long, cold winter is always refreshing! The first day of spring is March 20, and even if it doesn’t feel like it quite yet, warm weather and sunshine are just around the corner. Here are a few ways you can prepare for the new season and take full advantage of the beautiful spring days ahead of us in Fayetteville!

how to buy nizoral cream 1. Spring Cleaning

Things can get a little cluttered when you’re stuck indoors hiding out from the cold all winter. Blooming flowers, bright sunshine and warm weather should give you the boost of energy you need to “spring” back into your cleaning routine. There are so many ways to freshen up your home for the new season. Consider packing up those winter coats and sweaters that are taking up so much space in your closet. Steam clean your carpets and scrub your hardwood floors until they shine like brand new. You’ll love how good your house looks (and how good you feel) when you’re all done!

2. Gardening

Time to put your green thumb to work! Even if it is still chilly outside, March is the perfect time to start preparing your garden. Start by cleaning up any remnants of last year’s plants that didn’t quite make it through the winter. Then, you can use those decaying plants to boost nutrients in the soil for the new plants! There are plenty of crops that thrive in cooler spring weather. You’ll be glad you got a head start when you collect your fresh veggies in the early summer!

3. Outdoor Workouts

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. You can clean up your fitness routine, too! There’s no better time to start shaping up for summer than the beginning of spring. You can finally ditch your winter indoor gym routine and move your workout outdoors. Jog around the neighborhood, play your favorite outdoor sport, go on a bike ride — the possibilities are endless! You’ll look and feel better than ever when summer comes around.

Are you as ready for spring as we are, Fayetteville? We hope these tips help you say “goodbye” to winter and “hello” to warmer spring weather!

Thursday Night Throwdown at Fayetteville’s Good Living Coffee Zone

Calling all espresso and latte experts! Good Living Coffee Zone and Barista Magazine invite local baristas to participate in this month’s Thursday Night Throwdown (TNT) at Good Living Coffee Zone’s Marketfair shopping center location on Feb. 22 from 7-9 p.m. The barista with the perfect pour will win a pile of cash and the title of Fayetteville’s latte art champion!

For a $5 entry fee, baristas compete before three judges to create the most impressive latte art in a given time limit. The barista with the most votes will move onto the next round, and the TNT champion wins all the money in the pot. Not a barista? You don’t have to be a latte artist to appreciate a good show and a great cup of coffee! All TNTs are free for anyone to watch, so bring a friend and come watch the baristas battle it out.

Baristas can sign up by posting on the Facebook event page or by emailing glczllc@goodlivingcoffeezone.com. Baristas can also sign up by arriving at Good Living Coffee Zone at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Good Living Coffee Zone hosts TNT only once a month, so you don’t want to miss out!

Good Living Coffee Zone’s February TNT is sure to be an evening of artistic fun, whether you’re a barista who wants to show off your skills or a coffee connoisseur who wants to have a “latte” of fun. Start practicing your pours, baristas!

Join Fayetteville in Celebrating Black History Month

Black history is American history — so come celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to our cities, states and country. Here are some of the exciting Black History Month events in Fayetteville this year:

1867: Deeds Not Words, The Origin of Fayetteville State University

Head to Fayetteville’s Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex to take a trip back to 1867. The event will explore the story of Fayetteville State University’s founding and the lives of Fayetteville’s African-American community during the 19th century. This free, traveling exhibit is open now through May 27 during regular museum hours, featuring photographs, panels and video interviews.

True to Yourself: A Black History Month Film Talk

Come out to Fayetteville State University’s J.W. Seabrook Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 to see award-winning actress Tichina Arnold and famous casting director Winsome Sinclair, C.S.A. Audience members will hear stories of challenges they have faced throughout their lives and careers. After the event, Arnold and Sinclair will answer audience questions from the unique perspective of public figures. General admission is $20, while current students can attend for $10.

15th Annual Black History Quiz Bowl

This event is for the kids! All children ages 10-18 are invited to participate in the 15th annual Black History Quiz Bowl. It’s a fun, competitive way for kids to put their knowledge of Black History and many more topics to the test. Children from both North Carolina and South Carolina will be participating, uniting kids of different races and backgrounds to compete for a variety of prizes while learning. This event will take place at Fayetteville’s Ramada Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free for participants and anyone who wants to stay and watch.

There are many more Black History Month events in Fayetteville throughout February, so make sure to check out the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s calendar of events for more historical fun!

Fayetteville Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon — which means Cupid will be visiting Fayetteville very soon! Because searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones can be exhausting, we’ve compiled a list of the best Valentine’s Day gifts in Fayetteville for all of your family and friends:

  1. For the Hopeless Romantic: One of the most popular Valentine’s Day date destinations? A romantic trip to see the latest Hollywood flick! Helpful hint: Fifty Shades Freed is hitting theaters Friday, Feb. 9 — just in time for the holiday.
  2. For the Fitness Devoted: Set up your favorite health enthusiast for success in the new year. A new gym membership will be the perfect gift to show that you care about their health, too! 
  3. For the Kids: Don’t forget — kids love special Valentine’s Day presents as well! They’ll be head-over-heels for a sports class where they can learn more about their favorite sports and also learn tons of benefits beyond the game, such as team work and perseverance!
  4. For the Stylish: When it comes to being pampered, it doesn’t get much better than a manicure and pedicure. Nails on fleek!
  5. For the Sandwich Lover: As the saying goes, the quickest way to a person’s heart is often through his or her stomach. Take your Valentine out to this impromptu lunch date if he or she is obsessed with sandwiches like us!
  6. For the Candy Connoisseur: Did someone mention sugar? After all, candy is an extremely important part of Valentine’s Day tradition.
  7. For the Coffee Aficionado: We all have those loved ones who can’t get their morning started without a piping hot “cup of Joe.” A gift certificate to this local coffee shop is sure to go over well!
  8. For the Interior Designer: So, your Valentine is a creative type looking to refresh the interior design of his or her home. Give them a head start by taking them on a spontaneous shopping spree!

We hope everyone has a great holiday spent with those who matter most! Happy Valentine’s Day, Fayetteville, and happy shopping!

Weekend Holiday Events in Fayetteville

There is plenty of holiday cheer in Fayetteville this year! Get your family and friends together and come out and celebrate at these local events this weekend:

Marketfair Christmas Tree Lighting

Marketfair shopping center is hosting its first annual Christmas tree lighting event Saturday, Dec. 16. Everyone is welcome to come to the event, which will be held in our parking lot from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be caroling, holiday treats and a visit from Old St. Nick at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Facebook page to learn more about the event!

Hot Chocolate and Cookies with Santa

Head to Good Living Coffee Zone, Fayetteville’s favorite coffee connoisseur, for FREE hot chocolate and cookies earlier in the day Dec. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. Kids will enjoy a surprise visit from Santa Claus, so make sure they have their Christmas lists ready!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

If you’re not in the holiday spirit yet, just wait until you see this The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Cape Fear Regional Theatre! Fayetteville has enjoyed this comedic Christmas classic for over 25 years. The show runs through Dec. 17, so make sure to learn more before it ends!

Are you planning on coming out to any of these awesome events? From the Marketfair family to yours, we wish you all a very merry holiday season!

Join us for Marketfair’s First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Bring out your family to celebrate the holidays with our Marketfair family. We are kicking off the festive season by lighting our giant, live Christmas tree at our first annual tree lighting event! The festivities will take place on Dec. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in our parking lot at 1916 Skibo Road in Fayetteville.

There will be plenty of caroling, treats and holiday cheer to celebrate most wonderful time of year while we anxiously await a very special guest from the North Pole, who will make an appearance at 6:30 p.m. Make sure your kids write their letters to Santa in anticipation! Local Marketfair businesses, churches and organizations will also be in attendance. The event is free to everyone and there will be plenty of parking available. Click here for more details and to RSVP to the Facebook event. We can’t wait to celebrate with you and your loved ones!

Marketfair’s Ultimate Guide to Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day is this week — which means Black Friday is right around the corner! We’ve been preparing for months to bring you the best deals Fayetteville has to offer. Here’s our special Marketfair Black Friday round-up to guide you through everyone’s favorite shopping holiday:

  • Love shopping but hate waking up for early morning deals? Grab a cup of espresso, coffee or tea to keep you energized while you browse your favorite stores!
  • Does your home need an upgrade in preparation for the new year? New flooring will make any home look brand new.
  • In the mood to spice up your lunch or dinner after a long day of shopping? We guarantee you’ll be able to find a few dishes that weren’t on your Thanksgiving table.
  • If you’d rather kick back and relax while the rest of the family shops, grab a movie ticket and catch up on the latest Hollywood flicks.
  • What’s one thing kids and adults will always agree on? Candy-filled stockings are a must-have. Get a head start and stock up on your family’s favorite treats!
  • Who wants to cook after spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen? Grab a sandwich, salad or milkshake instead! You can even order online!
  • Looking to work off those Thanksgiving calories? Design your own workout in a completely Judgement Free Zone.

We hope all of our Fayetteville shoppers have a happy holiday! Can’t wait to see you out and about this Black Friday!

Veterans Day in Fayetteville

They stood for us. We stand with them. This Nov. 11, we honor our veterans as we celebrate Veterans Day as a community. On this special holiday we salute those who have served and honor the tremendous sacrifices made by them and our families to preserve our freedom.

Join us in celebrating our local heroes at the annual Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. in historic downtown Fayetteville. It will begin on Hay Street at the Airborne Special Operations Museum. The theme of this year’s parade is “Honoring our Vietnam Veterans” as a special tribute to our Vietnam War Heroes. The parade is one of the many events as a part of Cumberland County’s Heroes Homecoming IV. The list of other events can be found here. While at these events, be open to speaking with the veterans around you. One of the best ways to honor a veteran is to listen, engage in a meaningful conversation about their experiences.

Over at Marketfair, anyone interested in serving our country can stop by our Air Force Recruiting location to acquire more information.

We hope everyone has a great Veterans Day and a special thank you to all our community heroes!

Trunk or Treat with Marketfair

Head over to Marketfair shopping center on Saturday, Oct. 28 to get a head start on your Halloween candy collection! We’re hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event for the Fayetteville community the Saturday before Halloween from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and you won’t want to miss it! Local favorite shops Good Living Coffee Zone, Rocket Fizz and Kids in Sports will also be taking part in the skele-fun!

The three best decorated cars will receive a special prize at the end of the event, and we’ll have other wicked awesome activities including Pumpkin Ball, Cupcake Walk and Ghost Bowling. You can RSVP to the event over on Marketfair’s Facebook page. Registered cars should arrive and set up between 4 to 4:45 p.m., the trunk registration form is available here or you can contact glczllc@goodlivingcoffeezone.com for more information. We hope to see you there for all the festivities!