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Where to View the Solar Eclipse in Fayetteville

For the first time in 38 years, the United States will see a total eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. This means the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, completely covering the sun for a period of time. Everyone in North America, as well as some from parts of the other world including Africa, Europe and South America, will be able to view the eclipse.

As the moon moves, you’ll be able to view the total eclipse if you’re in the path of totality. This is a thin ribbon that stretches across the U.S. Other parts of the country will be able to see a partial view of the eclipse at certain times. Here in Fayetteville, you should be able to view the eclipse at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Before planning your eclipse party, make sure to pick up a pair of protective glasses! These have been a hot commodity, but you can find them at local schools, libraries and businesses.

No glasses? No problem – some local viewing parties will have limited supplies available! Below we’ve rounded up some places around town to enjoy the solar eclipse this Monday, Aug. 21 with the Fayetteville community.

Salon Suites and Coffee Shop Coming to Marketfair

We’re excited to announce we’re bringing two new lifestyle spots to the community at Marketfair, which is located at 1916 Skibo Rd. Phenix Salon Suites is scheduled to open in the centrally located Fayetteville shopping plaza in early fall and Good Living Coffee Zone is projected to join this May.

The newest tenants each bring a unique offering to the shopping center:

  1. Phenix Salon Suites, the fastest-growing salon of its kind in America, provides premium suites that allow salon professionals to operate their own businesses while creating an exclusive spa experience for customers with services such as hair styling, massage therapy, spray tanning and more.
  2. Good Living Coffee Zone offers the finest coffee roasts from Honduras, Kenya, Sumatra and more, along with an expansive menu that includes a variety of smoothies, tea, sorbet and food options including specialty sandwiches and croissants.

The addition of these two new stores furthers the variety of dining, retail and entertainment options available at Marketfair. Additionally, the fine Indian cuisine restaurant Tandoori Bites is expected to open in April 2017.

Grant-Murray Real Estate, a Fayetteville-based full-service commercial real estate firm, represented the shopping center on these new tenant transactions. Two remaining available spaces range from 1,900 to 2,150 square feet. For additional leasing information, visit www.shopmarketfair.com, and to stay up-to-date on the latest Marketfair news visit facebook.com/shopmarketfair.

Spring into Fayetteville’s Art Scene

Fayetteville has a thriving art scene with tons of events coming up this spring! Check out some of these upcoming opportunities to experience the local talent and entertainment our city has to offer.

  • For the kids: The Cape Fear Model Railroaders come to the Fascinate-U Children’s Museum twice a month to showcase their train exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. You can catch this on the first and third Saturday of each month. This is a great, free activity to do with the kids! Upcoming dates include March 18 and April 1.
  • For a night out: The Rock Shop brings local artists together every Wednesday at its Fayetteville Art Attack event. Admission is only $2 to check out local art and artisan vendors starting at 6 p.m. This is a fun way to support Fayetteville artists for a night out downtown!
  • For the whole family: Explore downtown Fayetteville with a historic tour by horse and carriage Saturday, March 25. The Downtown Alliance, the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum are sponsoring this event which includes a 45-minute guided, narrated tour. The tours will start at 222 Hay St. and run from 1 to 4 p.m. Buy your tickets ahead of time online or by calling 910-222-3382.
  • For spring fever: Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Art and Flowers Juried Competition at The Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. This showcases original floral artworks made by local floral designers and event planners. This is the perfect way to welcome spring! The exhibit will be on display starting March 23 through May 24.

 

New Youth Escort Policy Starts this Weekend

Starting this Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Marketfair shopping center will be implementing a new Youth Escort Policy for the enhanced safety of our guests. Parents and teens should plan ahead for rides – here are all the details:

  • Anyone under the age of 18 is required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is 21 years or older after 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Unescorted youth utilizing the theatre, restaurants or fitness services at Marketfair after 8 p.m. must go straight inside to the retail service provider and immediately leave the property after exiting the interior of the retail service provider.
  • After 8 p.m., unescorted youth will not be allowed to linger and remain on the common areas of the shopping center following the use of the Marketfair retail services.
  • Individuals without personal transportation Friday or Saturday nights must schedule their departure time before occupying the property to ensure proper compliance with the Youth Escort Policy.
  • Individuals in violation of the Youth Escort Policy will be asked to leave immediately and may be prosecuted for trespassing.
  • Anyone who appears to be under 18 will be asked to present a valid photo ID, including a driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport or school ID card with a date of birth.
  • Youth employees working on property will be allowed access without a parent or guardian. Youth employees must go directly to their place of employment and should be prepared to show proof of work status in the evenings.
  • A parent or guardian over 21 years of age may escort no more than three (3) unrelated youths.

Coming Soon: The Oscars 2017

Award show season is here and the 2017 Oscars are coming up soon! Before catching the big show Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. EST, head over to Carmike at Marketfair to check out some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Here are a few of the top contenders:

  • La La Land – Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as an aspiring actress and jazz musician who struggle on the path to stardom in Los Angeles.
  • Hidden Figures – Three African American women come together as a mathematician team for NASA during the 1960s, as America battles the Soviet Union in the space race.
  • Moonlight – A young black man growing up in Miami experiences adversity along his journey of self-discovery and human connection.
  • Fences – Denzel Washington stars as a former star baseball player who misses the integration of the professional league. He carries bitterness with him as he tries to raise his family making a living as a sanitation worker in Pittsburgh in the 1950s.

Cape Fear High School Basketball Team Wins Championship

The Cumberland Holiday Classic had an unexpected victor last month! Congratulations to the Cape Fear High School boys basketball team on winning the first Holiday Classic title in school history.

This was the first year the team competed in the championship, and The Fayetteville Observer covered all the details on their big win – where 85-73 was left on the scoreboard at the game’s end.

A job well done to the team for their hard work and dedication!

Veterans Day in Fayetteville

With Veterans Day around the corner, Marketfair wants to take the time to say thank you to all our servicemen and women, past and present. This holiday provides a great opportunity for the community to come together to honor our veterans, and there are several events planned the next few weeks for residents to do so.

Join the Fayetteville community at the annual Veterans Day parade this Saturday, Nov. 5 starting at 10 a.m. downtown. The theme of this year’s parade is “Honoring our Greatest Generation,” highlighting veterans from World War II. With over 100 participants, it will begin on Hay Street at the Airborne Special Operations Museum and end at Liberty Point on Person Street.

On Veterans Day next Friday, Nov. 11, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is hosting a Veterans Day Festival at the Garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can enjoy a community LEGO® American flag build, craft beer, climbing wall, local food trucks and more fun activities for the whole family.

Over at Marketfair, local veterans can check out Pioneer Services, who has provided financial services to the military community for over 30 years. Additionally, our Air Force Recruiting location would love to chat with anyone interested in serving our country.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Veterans Day celebrating with our local community!

Full-Service Indian Restaurant Coming to the Marketfair Food Scene

New tenant alert! We’re adding fine Indian cuisine to our retail, dining and cinema destination, located at 1916 Skibo Rd. Tandoori Bites, an award-winning restaurant serving authentic Indian dishes with a unique twist, is expected to open in early 2017 at our centrally-located Fayetteville shopping plaza.

Tandoori Bites uses the freshest ingredients to stir fry exotic tastes and colors into its dishes. The expansive menu includes classics such as chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma, curries and more. Additionally, specialties include tandoori shrimp, which features fresh jumbo shrimp marinated in a delicate yogurt, and seekh kababs, which includes minced‎ lamb seasoned with onions, herbs and spices, all baked in a tandoori oven.

The new restaurant at Marketfair will serve a lunch buffet and full-service dinner seven days a week, as well as a full bar including cocktails, beer and wine. Tandoori Bites has been a foodie favorite in Wilmington, North Carolina for the past nine years, and the Fayetteville store marks its second location.

“Fayetteville is the perfect city for our expansion and we couldn’t have selected a more ideal spot to open than Marketfair shopping center,” said TJ Sing, Tandoori Bites owner. “Our traditional Indian cuisine has won over diners on the coast for years, including visitors from the Fayetteville area, and we can’t wait to share our distinct dishes with the local community.”

The restaurant joins shopping center anchors Carmike Cinemas, Gander Mountain and H.H. Gregg, as well as Planet Fitness, Mikoto Japanese Express, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Ruby Nails, Lumber Liquidators, Pioneer Services, The Air Force Recruiting and recently opened educational sports franchise, Kids In Sports.

“Tandoori Bites brings a fresh new flavor to Marketfair shopping center and we’re excited to help introduce the restaurant to the community,” said Dusty Wiederhold, founding principal at WSB Retail Partners. “This full-service dining establishment is a wonderful complement to our existing stores, making Marketfair even more of the ultimate destination for a dinner and movie date night, or fun afternoon out with friends.”

Grant-Murray Real Estate, a Fayetteville-based full-service commercial real estate firm, represented the shopping center on the new tenant transaction. Remaining available spaces range from 1,900 to 6,500 square feet. For additional leasing information, visit www.shopmarketfair.com, and to stay up-to-date on the latest Marketfair news visit facebook.com/shopmarketfair.

Fall Fun in Fayetteville

Fall is in full swing and it is time to get outside and enjoy the season! This is a special time of year with cool weather, sporting events and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Check out our list of upcoming events and other ways to spend time outdoors in Fayetteville throughout next month!

  • Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: Downtown Farmer’s Market – Enjoy the local produce offered weekly on a beautiful fall Saturday! The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and located at 325 Franklin St.
  • Oct. 7 to 9: Indigo Moon Film Festival – The film festival will take place downtown and feature flicks from all over the world. There will be documentaries, narratives, student films, animation and more!
  • Oct. 27 to 29: Dogwood Festival – Head out to Festival Park to enjoy hayrides, a haunted maze, live music and more. The Dogwood Festival is sure to offer all of your favorite fall activities in one place!
  • Oct. 28: Zombie Walk – The fourth Friday event downtown this month is Zombie Walk themed for Halloween! Join local exhibitors and artists of all types while strolling around and enjoying the unique shops, bistros and galleries the area has to offer.

Opening this Month: Kids In Sports

Don’t miss the grand opening of North Carolina’s first Kids In Sports location, right here at Marketfair shopping center! A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow and the official grand opening is this Saturday, Sept. 17.

Kids In Sports teaches children ages 12 months to 12 years sports fundamentals in a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment. The educational youth sports program aims to make a difference in the community and future generations by helping youth develop those type of skills that lead to long-term success in life.

All of its multi-sport or sport-specific classes are designed to offer a combined learning experience that engages a child’s mind as well as their bodies – meaning youth of all ages in the Fayetteville community will be able to develop not only athletic abilities, but also everyday skills such as respect and communication.

No matter if your child is just starting to learn a new sport or looking to develop their competitive skills further, there is a Kids In Sports program for children of all ages and levels. Stay in the loop on Kids In Sports updates and more new business coming to the plaza here!