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The Market Shops Grand Opening Celebration Nov 13

November 10, 2014 by SoWal Staff

The Market Shops located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will celebrate their extensive multi million dollar renovations and new merchants with a Grand Opening event on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. The event will begin with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m.
 
Free and open to the public, attendees are encouraged to sign in upon arrival to receive their “Boarding Pass” and stroll through each of the shops to receive a signature imprint from each merchant. Attendees that complete the Grand “Tour de Market Shops” by filling their boarding pass will be entered to win the grand prize including two tickets on Southern Airways Express valued at over $1,000 and gift certificates from several Market Shops’ merchants. Several merchants will also feature their own exciting specials within their individual stores during the event.
 
Coastal Wine & Spirits, 850 Chaste and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits will be on-site during the event serving refreshing cocktails and unique wines to pair perfectly with appetizers by the Market Shops’ newest eatery, Bijoux. RSVP Event Rentals will provide décor, and entertainment will include a string trio from Sinfonia Gulf Coast as well as live acoustic music throughout the center.
 
Construction on the property began in March 2014, and integrated major exterior repairs, including storefronts being installed on all buildings facing Emerald Coast Parkway as well as redesigned courtyards and walkways. The center also received cosmetic enhancements including a new façade, stone columns, a new paint color scheme and a complete redesign of landscaping. The lawn on the east side of the property has been expanded and refreshed to host festivals, concerts and other special events in the future. Built in 1985, this is the first renovation that the 52,000 square foot center has ever undergone.  
 
Current merchants at the Market Shops include Baytowne Jewelers, Bijoux, Destin Luxury Real Estate & Rental, Favori Gift Boutique, Jewel Toffier, Market Shops Nails & Spa, Sirens Lingerie & Swim, Sunset Shoes, SRE, Village Boutique and Wyland Galleries.
 
Those wishing to inquire about leasing space at The Market Shops should contact JPB agents Tom Watson at 850-527-3524 or Doreen Baca at 850-460-5050. 
 
Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center.  After going through a complete renovation in the spring of 2014, The Market Shops will reemerge as the Emerald Coast’s premier location for unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. The East Lawn and Courtyards will feature live music and local events including wine walkabouts, farmer’s markets, concerts and more.  For more information visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook and Twitter.    

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