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Fort Myers, Fla. - Ground recently was broken on Page Field Commons, a retail and entertainment center being built adjacent to Page Field, the general aviation airport for Lee County, Fla., in Fort Myers. The 300,000 sq. ft. center, expected to open in the first quarter 1999, will feature tenants such as CarpetMax, Eckerd, Hallmark Cards, Hops Restaurant & Brewery, Just for Feet, Michael's, Linens 'n Things, Party City, Old Navy, PetsMart, Pier 1 Imports and Toys 'R' Us. Joint developers Providence, R.I.-based Wasserman Associates and Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises have a 30-year lease on the property, which is owned by Lee County Port Authority.

Glendale, Calif. - Newport Beach, Calif.-based Donahue Schriber has received approval from the city of Glendale on its new, 750,000 sq. ft. urban retail and entertainment project, Glendale Town Center. The open-air project, to be located adjacent to Glendale Galleria, will feature Mann Theatre, destination restaurants, lifestyle retail and entertainment components. Construction is expected to begin in fall 1999.

With project costs estimated to exceed $190 million, Glendale Town Center is being designed with careful attention to public space and will include landscaped areas, a large public plaza, water treatments and casual staging areas for seasonal events. The Jerde Partnership, Venice, Calif., is the project architect.

Meridian, Idaho - Plans are in the works for the Family Center at Meridian, an 842,456 sq. ft. shopping center in Meridian. The first phase of the project will feature Shopko, Sportsman's Warehouse, Macey's Supermarket, Office Depot and Shepler's with room for additional specialty shops, entertainment and restaurants. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 1999 with a fall 2000 grand opening. It is a development of Cleveland-based Developers Diversified Realty Corp.

Davenport, Iowa - Glimcher Group Midwest Inc., a division of Pittsburgh-based Glimcher Group Inc., recently broke ground on Elmore Plaza, a 350,000 sq. ft. community center in Davenport. When completed in spring 1999, it will feature seven anchors, including Dick's Sporting Goods, Linens 'n Things, Barnes & Noble and American Furniture and T.V.

Eureka, Mo. - The first tenants and official name have been announced for a $115 million shopping and entertainment center in Eureka, outside St. Louis. Grand Prime Outlets at Eureka, located near Six Flags Over Mid-America theme park, will feature 730,000 sq. ft. of outlet/value retail and entertainment tenants. A 16-screen Wehrenberg Theatres will anchor the project. Other tenants will include Adidas, Reebok and Westpoint Stevens. Expected to open in November 1999, the center is a development of Baltimore-based Prime Retail Inc. and St. Louis-based Sansone Group.

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