Public Market in Emeryville to Welcome Portland-based Neighborhood Grocery Store

New Seasons Market to Anchor Mixed-Use Emeryville Project in New
35,000 Square Foot Building

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–City
Center Realty Partners
, LLC (CCRP) along with its partner, Angelo
Gordon & Company, (AG), owner of Public Market Emeryville, is pleased to
announce its recently executed lease to bring Portland-based New
Seasons Market
to the East Bay City. The independent, mission-driven
grocer will occupy a 35,000-square foot new store with a parking
structure and will be an anchor to the 14.5-acre mixed-use site. Public
Market Emeryville includes the Public Market Food Hall, restaurants,
retail, offices and housing. The new store will generate more than 100
new jobs when it opens in the second half of 2017. Lockehouse
Retail Group, Inc
. represented both CCRP and New Seasons Market in
this transaction.

New Seasons Market is known for its commitment to organics, community,
local sourcing, sustainability and its friendly staff. Its addition to
the Emeryville community comes as the Public Market undergoes a
transformation to solidify its place as a regional hub of activity.
Along with the current renovation of its 22,000 square foot Food Hall,
upcoming development includes over 450 units of housing, 43,000
additional square feet of retail and restaurants, significant street
upgrades and a complete renovation and expansion of a nearby park.

“We’re excited for New Seasons to join what’s shaping into a vibrant new
downtown for Emeryville,” said City Center Realty Partners’ Co-Founder
Mark Stefan. “With its local produce, organic artisan breads,
sustainably sourced meats and seafood, deli selections and chef-prepared
specialties alongside everyday classic brands, New Seasons really meets
the needs people seek today for fresh, high quality products served by a
knowledgeable staff. We’re sure that, like the Public Market’s Food
Hall, New Seasons Market will become a beloved neighborhood gem.”

This lease announcement comes on the heels of Public Market’s two
recently signed leases. Local food truck businesses We Sushi and Mayo &
Mustard are the latest additions to the Food Hall, which will hold 19
food stalls with additional cafes and restaurants when construction is
complete later this year. The new tenants will join HOT ITALIAN, Peet’s
Coffee, Urban Outfitters, Guitar Center and Public Market’s other retail
tenants. While progress continues on new food stalls and such elements
as a locally created artist’s mural and a living wall, Public Market’s
Food Hall remains open for business.

“New Seasons is delighted to become a part of the Public Market
Emeryville neighborhood, bringing our unique grocery shopping experience
to this community. We look forward to making our store a welcoming
gathering spot where people meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff,
connect over fresh, delicious food and build community together,” said
New Seasons Market Head of Store Development Jerry Chevassus.

New Seasons Market has 17 stores in Oregon and southwest Washington, one
recently opened store in San Jose and five Northern California New Leaf
Community Markets.

About Public Market Emeryville

Located at the gateway of the East Bay and San Francisco region, Public
Market Emeryville sits at the intersection of three major freeways and
is easily accessible by public transportation. Emeryville has emerged
over the last decade as a centerpiece for destination retail, corporate
headquarters, and dense urban housing that have attracted some of the
country’s most creative, sophisticated and cultured business people and
residents. Public Market is among the most recognizable destinations in
the Bay Area, known for its eclectic mix of tenants and historical
buildings that add character and charm. A departure from the ordinary,
Public Market is unique in its concept atmosphere and tenants, appealing
to its culture savvy population. For more information, visit: www.publicmarketemeryville.com/.

About City Center Realty Partners

City Center Realty Partners, LLC (CCRP) is a San Francisco based real
estate investment firm, specializing in the development, redevelopment
and acquisition of urban real estate. Nationwide, CCRP has developed and
acquired more than $800 million of retail, office and mixed-use
properties, representing over 3 million square feet.

About New Seasons Market

New Seasons Market is the ultimate neighborhood grocery store and a
champion for healthy regional food systems. Beginning in 2000 with a
single Portland store, today it runs 18 stores company-wide − 17 New
Seasons Markets in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as one store
in San Jose, Calif. It also owns and operates 5 New Leaf Community
Markets in Northern California. New Seasons is dedicated to cultivating
community and delivering trademark customer service that lives up to its
reputation as “the friendliest store in town.” Its stores offer a wide
array of local organic produce at season’s peak, humanely raised meats
from animals fed or finished on a non-GMO diet, sustainably harvested
seafood, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic artisan breads, handmade freshly
prepared foods and unique, artisanal local finds alongside favorite
classic brands. It’s also a leader in sustainability, progressive
employment and giving back to community, donating 10 percent of
after-tax profits to local nonprofits and community organizations. As a
result of its mission-driven approach, New Seasons became the first
grocer in the world to become a certified B Corporation, which
recognizes companies committed to using the power of business for good,
taking as much care of staff, community and environment as they do their
business.

Contacts

for Public Market Emeryville
Maureen Futtner, 415-637-3280
maureen@maureenfuttner.com