Macerich and Life Time® to build a Athletic healthy lifestyle, wellness and entertainment resort destination at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix

Macerich and Life Time® to build a Athletic healthy lifestyle, wellness and entertainment resort destination at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix


SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macerich (NYSE:MAC), one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of retail properties in top markets, and Life Time®, the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, today announced a ground-up, 80,000 square-foot, resort-like Life Time Athletic healthy lifestyle, wellness and entertainment destination to be built at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix.

The luxury, high-end destination will be the first Diamond-level location for Life Time in Arizona, and the organization’s sixth club in the state. The new destination will be built in the east surface parking lot of the shopping center.

Life Time at Biltmore Fashion Park will offer a healthy living, healthy aging, healthy entertainment resort LifeSpa, a full-service salon and spa providing serene and relaxing treatment rooms for massage and facials as well as full hair and nail service; LifeCafe, a full-service, fast casual restaurant and bar; and a rooftop pool with bistro, plus a unique Kids Academy program, group fitness studios, yoga studios, a cycle studio, a Pilates studio, basketball court and much more.

“Biltmore Fashion Park is the ideal setting for our new Diamond location, which will be our most luxurious health, wellness, lifestyle and entertainment destination in the Phoenix area,” said Jeff Zwiefel, Life Time chief operating officer. “Our members already spend time in this well-placed property in the heart of the upscale Camelback Corridor, and it’s a great fit for our Life Time brand.”

Said Macerich Chairman and CEO Art Coppola: “Biltmore Fashion Park, with its park-like green lawns and outstanding collection of luxury retail and fine dining, is a favorite experience for the region’s best shoppers. The new, top-level Life Time destination adds to the powerful list of attractions for this true town square and one-of-a-kind property, and further demonstrates Macerich’s ability to elevate the experiences in our exceptional portfolio.”

The iconic, all-outdoor Biltmore Fashion Park is Arizona’s original luxury retail destination, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Stuart Weitzman, Jonathan Adler, lululemon and more, plus a stellar line-up of destination restaurants including The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Christopher’s and Seasons 52, and a rich variety of dining experiences from Fox Restaurant Concepts, such as True Food Kitchen, Zinburger and BLANCO TACOS + TEQUILA.

About Life Time®—Healthy Way of Life
Life Time champions a healthy and happy life for its members across 129 destinations in 37 major markets in the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes well beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. For more information visit

About Macerich

Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States.

Macerich currently owns 53 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 48 regional shopping centers. Macerich specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country’s most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in the Pacific Rim, Arizona, Chicago and the Metro New York to Washington, DC corridor.

A recognized leader in sustainability, Macerich has earned NAREIT’s prestigious “Leader in the Light” award every year from 2014-2017. For the third straight year in 2017 Macerich achieved the #1 GRESB ranking in the North American Retail Sector, among many other environmental accomplishments. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company’s website at


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Natalie Bushaw
Life Time

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Chick-fil-A® trials “Family Style Meals” in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix and San Antonio

Chick-fil-A® trials “Family Style Meals” in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix and San Antonio


Meal kit makes it even more convenient to order takeout; includes Mac & Cheese and Bacon Baked Beans

ATLANTA, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A® customers in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix and San Antonio will be the first in the country to test out a new way to share Chick-fil-A meals and a few new side items as the restaurant chain begins testing “Family Style Meals” in three cities today (July 17, 2017) through November 18. The Family Style Meals include one entrée, two sides and eight mini rolls to serve four people, with the option to add additional entrees, shareable sides and beverages. Plates, utensils and condiments are also included.

Entrée options include: Chick-n-Strips™ (12-count); Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Breasts (4-count); Chick-fil-A Nuggets (30-count) and Grilled Chicken Breasts (4-count).

Side options include: Bacon Baked Beans, Fruit Cup, Mac & Cheese, Side Salad and the Superfood Side. The Family Style Meal starts at $29.99.

The Family Style Meals serve more than just hungry diners; they also serve a growing demand for takeout options. Thirty-six percent of Chick-fil-A dinner customers take their meal to go from restaurants to eat at home.

“Our customers told us that they wanted an even more convenient way to share meals at home or on the go, so we worked directly with a group of parents to design every part of Family Style Meals – down to the cutlery caddy that features five unique conversation starter questions to help customers connect over mealtime,” said Matt Abercrombie, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “Mealtime should be an enjoyable experience that brings family and friends together, not an extra stress in the day.”

The Family Style Meals also offers lower calorie options. For example, a meal with Grilled Chicken Breasts, Side Salad and Fruit Cup with two Mini Rolls has less than 300 calories per serving.

In addition to the Family Style Meals, Chick-fil-A is also testing the options of Bacon Baked Beans and Mac & Cheese as individual sides in these three cities. The Bacon Baked Beans are kettle-cooked with bacon and brown sugar for a sweet and savory taste. The Mac & Cheese side is a classic macaroni and cheese recipe featuring a special blend of cheeses including Cheddar, Parmesan and Romano.

The Family Style Meals and new sides will only be available in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix and San Antonio restaurants during the limited-time test. Customer feedback will help determine if Family Style Meals and the two new individual sides will be added to menus nationwide.

To find a restaurant near you, check out Chick-fil-A’s restaurant locator.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,100 restaurants in 46 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A system sales reached nearly $8 billion in 2016, which marks 49 consecutive years of sales growth. In 2016, Chick-fil-A was named the Technomic Consumer’s Choice for “providing value through service” and QSR Magazine named the company “the most polite restaurant in the country” in its annual drive-thru report. Chick-fil-A was also recognized in 2015 as America’s “Top Chicken Restaurant Brand” by The Harris Poll and the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. in 2016. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at

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New initiative expands access to high quality and convenient health care services for Veterans in Phoenix

PHOENIX, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today (April 18, 2017) a new initiative between the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS), TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), that will expand access to high quality and convenient health care services for Veterans in Phoenix and surrounding communities. Through this initiative, Phoenix VA HCS nurses, when clinically appropriate, will now be able to refer Veterans to MinuteClinic through the Veterans Choice Program for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.

“Our number one priority is getting Veterans access to care when and where they need it. The launch of this partnership will enable VA to provide more care for Veterans in their neighborhoods,” said Dr. Baligh Yehia, the Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Community Care.

Dr. Yehia is leading the VA in its transformational journey to provide Veterans with easy access to personalized care from a robust network of federal and private providers. “Partnerships between VA and private providers are essential to delivering care in the diverse geographies where Veterans live,” he said.

This sentiment is echoed by TriWest, one of VA’s partners in administering the Veterans Choice Program. President and Chief Executive Officer of TriWest, David J. McIntyre, Jr. states, “TriWest values greatly the partnership with community providers who share our commitment to providing Veterans timely, high quality, and convenient health care.”

“This new public-private collaboration between CVS, TriWest and the VA is an important step forward in enhancing choice and flexibility in Veterans’ health care,” said Senator John McCain. “I’ve long believed that Veterans in need of routine health care services should not have to wait in line for weeks to get an appointment when they can visit community health centers like MinuteClinic to receive timely and convenient care. Thanks to the leadership of CVS Health and the VA, Phoenix’s nearly 120,000 Veterans will now be served at 24 different area MinuteClinic locations for minor health care services.”

This innovative program provides Veterans with more options and access points for receiving care for a wide array of minor illnesses and injuries. “We are thrilled to have this new partnership for Phoenix area Veterans. Increasing access and availability of care is crucial. In sending Veterans out into the community, however, we are always conscious of providing the best care coordination we can. We are working to leverage technology to share important clinical information and ensure care continuity,” said Dr. Maureen McCarthy, PVAHCS Chief of Staff.

To facilitate care coordination, the partnership will share electronic health information in the same manner that proved successful in a similar program launched in 2016 with the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. MinuteClinic visit summaries will be sent to a Veteran’s VA primary care physician. This ensures the VA physician has the clinical information necessary for follow-up services in the VA, if appropriate.

Veterans who call the Phoenix VA Health Care System Help Line at 602-222-6550 or 800-574-7174 (toll free) can be referred to one of the 24 MinuteClinic locations in the Phoenix area for treatment of common acute illnesses.

“We believe in the MinuteClinic model of care and are excited to offer our health care services as one potential solution for the Phoenix VA Health Care System and its patients with minor illnesses and injuries,” said CVS MinuteClinic Chief Medical Officer, Tobias Barker, M.D. “We’re looking forward to working with the Phoenix VA Health Care System team to ensure that their patients have additional options for high-quality acute care at times and locations that are convenient for them.”

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CVS Health
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