Retro Candy Shop, Military Bank and Air Force Recruiting Location Projected to Open Spring 2016

Fayetteville, North Carolina – Oct. 20, 2015 – Marketfair shopping center is welcoming three new tenants to its redeveloped retail, dining and cinema destination, which is located at 1916 Skibo Rd. Rocket Fizz, Pioneer Services and The Air Force Recruiting are all confirmed to open in the centrally located Fayetteville shopping plaza in the spring of 2016.

The newest Marketfair tenants bring a unique lineup to the expanding shopping center:

  1. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, the largest and fastest-growing retailer of its kind in America, sells thousands of bottled soda and vintage treats along with gifts, posters and gear.
  2. Pioneer Services is the military division of MidCountry Bank, a federal savings bank that provides financial services and lending to active-duty and career-retired service members.
  3. Air Force Recruiting, a key component of the United States Air Force, works to engage and develop future Airmen to further its mission to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

“We are so excited to bring the Rocket Fizz concept to Marketfair, the perfect central location for our first store in Fayetteville,” said Ann Wiremalm Sims, franchise owner of the local Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop. “Our shop will offer thousands of sweet and vintage treats, including buckets of candy with taffy, moon pies, wax lips, jaw breakers, sour straws and lemon heads, as well as a unique and crazy selection of bottled soda pops. We can’t wait to share our retro candy shop with locals both young and old!”

The new additions will join anchors Carmike Cinemas, Gander Mountain and H.H. Gregg, as well as Mikoto Japanese Express, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, Lumber Liquidators and Ruby Nails, which are all open now. Planet Fitness, the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, is scheduled to open at Marketfair in early 2016.

“We are eager to share these great new offerings with the Fayetteville community at Marketfair shopping center,” said Dusty Wiederhold, founding principal at WSB Retail Partners. “Rocket Fizz, Pioneer Services and The Air Force Recruiting will each add to the plaza’s already dynamic selection by providing unique services for locals and area visitors. We’re thrilled for these three new businesses to join our exceptional list of stores open now and coming soon.”

Marketfair shopping center was purchased in late 2012 by an entity owned by certain funds managed by real estate investment firm Westport Capital Partners LLC. At the time, it consisted of a freestanding building housing two anchor stores and an outdated enclosed mall space. Westport engaged WSB Retail Partners LLC, formerly Sunbelt Ventures, to oversee the redevelopment of the project that transformed the property into a modern, open-air shopping center concentrated around a 15-screen Carmike Cinemas movie theater.

Grant-Murray Real Estate, a Fayetteville-based full-service commercial real estate firm, represented the shopping center landlord on the new tenant transactions. Remaining available spaces range from 1,600 to 7,000 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.

About Marketfair
Marketfair is a newly redeveloped, open-air retail and entertainment destination in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Conveniently located in the heart of the Skibo Road retail corridor between Campground and Morganton Roads, the shopping center is anchored by Carmike Cinemas, Gander Mountain and H.H. Gregg. For additional leasing information, contact Patrick Murray at patrick@grantmurrayre.com. For more information on Marketfair, visit www.shopmarketfair.com and facebook.com/shopmarketfair.

About Westport Capital Partners LLC
Westport Capital Partners LLC is a real estate investment firm specializing in the opportunistic real estate arena. Westport provides domestic and international investment opportunities to institutional and private clients. Through its various funds, the firm invests in a wide variety of distressed and opportunistic real estate assets. The firm has offices in Wilton, Connecticut, Los Angeles, California and London. For more information regarding Westport Capital Partners LLC, please visit westportcp.wpengine.com.

About WSB Retail Partners LLC
WSB Retail Partners LLC is a Charleston, South Carolina-based real estate development, property management and leasing firm. Founded by Dusty Wiederhold, WSB relies on innovative thinking, diligence and industry know-how to create great places to shop and visit. WSB regularly teams up with syndicated partnerships and institutional real estate investors to develop retail assets. WSB is constantly looking for opportunities to create value for its owners, partners, lenders, tenants and patrons. For more information regarding WSB Retail Partners LLC, visit www.wsbretail.com.