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04/17/2012 - 08:00 PM
Renaissance at Colony Park Lifestyle Center in Mississippi Now Leasing Phase II
Ridgeland, Mississippi - Located on the Highland Colony Parkway and situated at the northwest corner of I-55 and Old Agency Road in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Renaissance at Colony Park brings the finest in fashion and retail shops and restaurants to the Jackson Metro Area and the entire State of Mississippi.

Opened in March of 2008, Renaissance tenants now open are:
Altar’d State ~ Angie’s ~ Ann Taylor ~ Ann Taylor Loft ~ Another Broken Egg Café 
Anthropologie ~ Apple ~ Apricot Lane ~ Aqua the Day Spa ~ Banana Republic ~  BankPlus Barnes and Noble Booksellers  ~  Barnette’s Salon  ~  BellaChes ~  Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano  ~  Brooks Brothers  ~  Caché  ~  C Spire Wireless ~  Charming Charlie ~ Chico’s ~ Coldwater Creek ~  Custom Tailoring by Al ~  Ethan Allen  Furniture ~  Five Guys  ~  Francesca’s Collection  ~  The Fresh Market  ~  GNC  ~  Hallmark ~  Hearron Fine Gifts  ~  Hyatt Place Hotel  ~  I. O. Metro Furniture  ~  J. Crew  ~  J. Jill  ~  Jolly Orthodontics  ~  Judith Lee’s  ~  Justice Just for Girls   Learning Express Toys ~  Lemon Meringue  ~  Libby Story  ~  Lucky Brand Jeans  ~ Material Girls  ~  Merle  Norman  ~  Mint the Restaurant  ~  Oswego Jewelers ~  P. F. Chang’s China Bistro ~   Pink Bombshell  ~  Portrait Innovations  ~  Red Square Clothing Co. ~  Ridgeland Visitors Center  ~  Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse  ~  Sand Dollar Lifestyles  ~  Scottrade  ~ Sephora   ~  SleepStore by Miskelly ~ Smoothie King ~  Solstice Sunglass Boutique ~  Soma Intimates  ~   Southern Breeze Art Gallery    ~  Sweet   Peppers  Deli   ~  Talbots   ~  Traditional  Jewelers    Vintage  Wine  Market  ~  White House | Black Market  ~  Williams-Sonoma
The open-air center, with its distinctive Lifestyle Main Street concept, goes beyond shopping, dining and entertainment, relying heavily on the architecture and amenities to create a new experience for the consumer. The architectural style for Renaissance at Colony Park has been derived from European and Mediterranean influences, utilizing a mix of classical features, such as arched openings, clay tile roofs, and stone and stucco facades. There is a variety of forms, shapes and color with a strong emphasis on pedestrian scale elements such as landscaping, varied paving patterns, benches, wrought iron railings and trellises, fountains, and decorative lighting.

An elaborate Italian fountain is the focal point of the “front door,” and the central square features a beautiful clock tower.  Spacious common areas provide a place for special events, activities and entertainment, an opportunity to dine al fresco, or simply to stroll and relax.  The design theme places a high value on architectural beauty with water features that blend landscape architecture with a user-friendly retail environment. All of these elements come together to create a vibrant destination offering the visitor a unique environment second to none in this region in terms of an exciting shopping, dining and entertainment experience.

The center is highly visible from Interstate 55, the Natchez Trace, Old Agency Road and the Highland Colony Parkway. The Natchez Trace and I-55 are essential to the location of the Renaissance. This site is the hub where all major thoroughfares empty. Access to I-220 is less than one mile from the site.

The project employed approximately 500 construction employees during Phase I.  Upon completion of Phase II, Renaissance at Colony Park will consist of approximately 500,000 square feet of building space on 57 acres and 50,000 square feet of office space above the retail shops.
With more than sixty retail stores, projected retail sales will be approximately $162,000,000 annually.  The center will employ approximately 600 full time retail employees.

Renaissance at Colony Park is attracting shoppers from at least a one-hundred mile radius and is a destination unto itself.  The center has been named Best Shopping Destination by Mississippi Magazine and has been chosen Family Favorite Shopping Center / Mall by Parents & Kids Magazine.  Renaissance was named 2011 Business of the Year by the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. 
In addition, Renaissance has received numerous design and development awards, including the Outstanding Green Development Award from The Mississippi Urban Forest Council and the Mississippi Forestry Commission.  The project earned 1st place in the 2008 Decorative & Durable Designs Concrete Pavement Awards, Precast category. Renaissance also won 1st place in the 2009 HNA Hardscape Project Awards, Combined Commercial category and 2nd Place in the 2009 American Society of Concrete Contractors Decorative Concrete Council Awards, Cast-in-Place Special Finishes category.  Renaissance was the recipient of the Top Innovative Engineering Design Award, South Central Construction Magazine’s Award of Merit, Private Building, and the Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award.

Renaissance is home to award winning events such as the Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show, and the Renaissance Fine Arts Festival.

For more information, contact Jan Mattiace, The Mattiace Company, 601.352.1818