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FARMERS MARKET GETS A FRESH START
AT CITYPLACE IN DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH

The New Farmers Market At CityPlace Features Fresh
Produce, Vegetables, Cut Flowers And A Variety Of Delicious Foods

LONG BEACH, Calif., (December 3, 2004) --- Just in time for the holidays, the freshest ingredients for the family’s favorite recipes can now be found at the new Farmers Market at CityPlace, which debuts today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its weekly run at its new location.

The local shopping favorite features fresh and delicious vegetables including many Asian varieties and a selection of various organics; nuts including roasted and candied; and plants including cacti and bonsai. Shoppers will also find fresh fruits, eggs, honey, mushrooms, seafood, baked goods, jams, jellies, tamales, pralines and cut flowers. The ambiance is enhanced by a variety of street musicians performing throughout the day.

The new Farmers Market at CityPlace is located just two blocks north of its previous location and is in the heart of downtown between Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Pine Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard – directly across from Wal-Mart. Ample two-hour free self-parking is available with a Farmers Market or store validation. The Arts & Crafts Fair will remain on the Promenade south of Broadway Avenue.

“Each week the Farmers Market is a community event, which we are excited and proud to bring to CityPlace,” says Ann Forella, marketing director of CityPlace. “Our commitment to the Long Beach and surrounding area residents is to continue to bring the best in shopping, dining and entertainment to the downtown experience.”

The opening of the new Farmers Market at CityPlace follows the recent opening of Big 5 Sporting Goods on Fourth Street and The Promenade North and precedes the December opening of the new Found Theatre at the corner of Sixth Street and Long Beach Boulevard.

CityPlace, the urban, pedestrian-oriented shopping destination is the place for holiday shoppers this season with more than 25 retail stores, nine specialty shops and 12 eateries and restaurants.

Anchored by Wal-Mart and joined by Nordstrom Rack, Ross Dress For Less and Big 5 Sporting Goods, CityPlace also features Anna’s Linens, Crescent Jewelers, Ashley Stewart, Payless ShoeSource, Motherhood Maternity, Claire’s, EB Games, T-Mobile, GNC, Cingular Wireless and Luxury Perfumes among others.
Several dining options are available for CityPlace shoppers including Subway, Red Brick Pizza, Maui-Wowi, Panda Express, and for a full dining experience, Hometown Buffet.

CityPlace, owned and operated by Developers Diversified Realty, covers eight blocks from Third Street, Sixth Street, Pine Avenue and Elm Avenue. Ample and convenient two-hour free parking is available with store validation. For more information, please call (562) 432-8325 or visit www.longbeachcityplace.com.

 

About CityPlace
CityPlace, the 450,000-square-foot urban, pedestrian-oriented Art Deco style shopping destination nestled right in the middle of downtown Long Beach, Calif., features a mixed-use of street-level retail and posh residential creating a vibrant village-like atmosphere, is anchored by Wal-Mart among several others and features more than 25 retail stores, nine specialty shops and 12 eateries and restaurants. CityPlace is located between Third Street, Sixth Street, Pine Avenue and Elm Avenue, with ample, convenient and affordable self-parking. For more information, please call (562) 432-8325 or visit www.longbeachcityplace.com.

About Developers Diversified Realty
Developers Diversified owns and manages over 460 retail operating and development properties totaling approximately 102 million square feet of real estate in 44 states. Developers Diversified is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) operating as a fully integrated real estate company which develops, leases and manages shopping centers. You can learn more about Developers Diversified Realty on the Internet at www.ddr.com.

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