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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!

Fall Recipe Favorites

Apple picking season is upon us – that means it’s time for some fun fall recipes! You can find locally grown apples at spots like the Reilly Road Farmers Market, the Fayetteville Farmers Market and the Apple Crate Natural Market.

Try making a fun locally-sourced treat with your friends or family this month! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite apple recipes below:

Carmel Apple Dump Cake

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease an 8 or 9-cup cake pan
  • Cut 1 large apple into slices or chunks
  • Mix 1 box of spice cake mix as the directions on the box call for. Stir 1 large apple and ½ cup of toasted pecans into batter. Pour into pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until done or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely for about an hour
  • In a 2-quart saucepan mix ½ cup brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat until it boils over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir gently 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Immediately spoon glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Top with remaining 1/2 cup pecans

Apple Chips

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Slice two apples and place into a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, toss to combine
  • Place the apples on a baking sheet so none overlap and cook the apples for 2-3 hours, flipping halfway though
  • Bake until dried out by still pliable

Turtle Apple Pops

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Slice 2 apples into ½ slices. Make a small incision in the bottom and stick in popsicle sticks.
  • Dip the apple slices into your melted chocolate of choice and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
  • Drizzle with melted caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. Return to refrigerator to harden for 5 more minutes and serve

Refreshing Summer Treats from Marketfair

Looking for the perfect summer refreshment? We’ve got you covered! These three refreshments are guaranteed to cool you down in the summer heat here in Fayetteville.

Craving something sweet and fruity? This light banana berry smoothie, inspired by the tasty offerings at Good Living Coffee Zone, is the perfect breakfast or snack.

  • Combine 2 cups frozen mixed berries, 1 cup strawberry flavored yogurt, 1 banana sliced, 1 cup milk and ½ teaspoon of sugar in a blender
  • Blend until smooth and enjoy

Classic sweet tea is guaranteed to satisfy just about anyone, especially around lunch time with a sandwich from Which Wich.

  • Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda (to help with bitterness) into a 64-ounce glass pitcher
  • Pour in 2 cups boiling water and add 6 tea bags. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and stir ¾ cup of white sugar until dissolved
  • Pour in 6 cups cool water and refrigerate until cold

Watermelon soda from Rocket Fizz is always a favorite summer flavor– try these watermelon popsicles for the perfect pick me up after a hot day!

  • Add 2 ½ cups of cubed watermelon, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ cup white sugar and ½ cup raspberries into a blender
  • Blend on high until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth
  • Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and insert sticks
  • Freeze overnight

Fayetteville History: Arts & Culture

Downtown Fayetteville is a hub for entertainment – with countless museums, galleries, artisan shops and more, it’s clear our hometown has a rich history of art and culture. And that history dates back even farther than you may think, it has been developing since World War II. Check out these stories on how some of the most notable artistic parts of Fayetteville came to life!

  • The Fayetteville Symphony was founded in 1956 and has played a large role in the city’s culture since then. The symphony came about from a group of instrumentalists who played in local homes and dreamed of playing more regularly. Their vision became a reality when music director Marion Rogers, a music program leader in the Fayetteville City Schools, decided to lead the organization. Today, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra has grown into a professional, regional orchestra with its own youth division for various ages in southeastern North Carolina.
  • The Fayetteville Observer, founded in 1816 as the Carolina Observer, is the state’s oldest newspaper still published today. Editor E.J. Hale led the newspaper for 40 years throughout the Civil War. In 1865, the Union army destroyed the Carolina Observer offices. The Hale family re-established the offices in 1883 and the publication has been serving the city with the latest local news ever since!
  • The Poe House, built in 1897, belonged to the family of local businessman Edgar Allen Poe, who happens to have the same name as the famous poet. Today, the home serves as a place to learn more about life in the early twentieth century. Tours of the home are facilitated by the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, which opened in June 1988 as part of the NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. The museum and Poe House are prime spots for visitors to immerse themselves in the history and culture of Fayetteville.

Summer Pampering at Ruby Nails

Summertime is finally here! Whether you’re headed to the pool in Fayetteville this weekend or have a tropical vacation coming up soon, it’s the perfect time to make sure you are looking and feeling your best. Luckily, our tenant Ruby Nails is a community favorite that offers top-quality services for nails, waxing and eyelashes.

With over 300 nail polish colors, you are sure to find your color for any occasion. Ruby Nails offers different types of manicures and pedicures including acrylic sets, powder gel, liquid gel, crystal nails and more. This season is perfect for bright pops of color and fun designs, like paint splatters. If you’re feeling bold, try adding jewels to your look. The possibilities are endless!

For makeup lovers, there are various options to enhance your features at Ruby Nails. Try eyebrow tinting, eyelash tinting or lash extensions to treat yourself to a different look, or a facial to refresh your skin during the summer hot months.

Ruby Nails is located in the Marketfair shopping center at 1916 Skibo Rd. Call 910-867-9010 or email rubynailsnc@gmail.com ​to make an appointment, or feel free to stop by!

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.

New Year, New You: Sticking to Your Fitness Resolutions

The New Year is a popular time to make health and fitness goals. For 2017, Marketfair’s Planet Fitness is here to help the Fayetteville community keep resolutions all year long, in a judgment free environment you won’t find in most gyms!

Scheduling in your workout is never an issue at Planet Fitness, which is open and staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can get your workout in any time, any day – it’s all about what works for you.

Memberships come not only at an affordable price, but also with perks like Pizza Mondays and unlimited training programs where all are welcome. The Judgement Free ZoneÒ means that all members belong, even if you have never seen a squat machine before in your life.

If you’re looking to begin your health journey in the New Year, there is no better environment than one that stands for “no Gymtimidation” and provides encouragement along the way. Check out Fayetteville’s Planet Fitness right here in Marketfair Shopping Center!

Fall Recipes from Marketfair

The holidays are a time where many of us can be found in the kitchen! Why not experiment with some new, easy dishes and treats? Here are three awesome fall recipes inspired by our Marketfair restaurants:

Put your Thanksgiving leftovers to good use by creating the ultimate savory sandwich, inspired by Which Wich’s Thank You Turkey Sandwich!

  • Toast two slices of bread of your choice
  • Add leftover sliced turkey – thick or thin!
  • Add leftover stuffing
  • Top with two tablespoons of cranberry sauce

Your leftover veggies don’t have to go to waste, either! Heat up the kitchen with an easy Hibachi Vegetables recipe inspired by Mikoto Japanese Express.

  • Slice vegetables of your choice (zucchini, carrots and onion work well!) and saute in oil
  • Once the veggies are soft, pour in one tablespoon of soy sauce, two tablespoons of terryaki sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Cook until tender, about 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle with seasame seeds and serve hot!

If you’re not looking to whip up food in the kitchen but want a tasty seasonal beverage, try Rocket Fizz’s Pumpkin Pie flavored soda or make your own Pumpkin Spiced Latte at home!

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk ½ cup of milk, one tablespoon of sugar, one tablespoon of pumpkin puree, a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp. Place the mixture back in the pan and whisk for 2 minutes while it simmers
  • Add ¼ cup brewed coffee or espresso and whisk until foamy

How We Said Goodbye to Summer!

Around 400 members of the Fayetteville community gathered to say goodbye to summer and hello to the new school year at our block party last weekend! We had a blast with everyone – from eating delicious free food from Which Wich and Mikoto Japanese Express, to visiting the complimentary face painting booth and playing outdoor games from Gander Mountain. 

Here’s a recap of some of the fun activities that went on and were made possible by our Marketfair shopping center stores: 

  • The Rocket Fizz soda tasting station and bottle ring toss game were definitely crowd favorites! The candy and soda pop shop also raffled off gift baskets and gift cards to a few lucky winners.
  • DJ Tommy King kept the party going with his fun mix of tunes!
  • Sports lovers enjoyed our interactive football and volleyball toss station provided by our newest tenant, Kids in Sports! Some raffle prize winners also went home with backpacks and gift cards!
  • Many guests left with other raffle prize winnings like free movie tickets to Carmike, gift cards, backpacks, a tablet from H.H. Gregg and free one-year memberships to Planet Fitness.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made this year’s Back-to-School Block Party a huge success! We are so grateful for everyone’s support – together we raised hundreds of dollars for our charity partner the Cumberland County District PTA Council, and we’ll also be donating another $1,000 on behalf of Marketfair. Here’s to a great 2016-2017 school year!