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Developer shops ballpark to 35,000 retail big shots
The Atlanta Journal Constitution | May 22, 2015

Jeff Fuqua cruises through the hallways of Sin City's cavernous convention center with determined speed. He keeps to a walk, but it's the purposeful gait of a busy man with much to do.

His mission is to fill the entertainment district next to the new Atlanta Braves ballpark with merchants and restaurants that not only can serve throngs of fans during 81 regular season baseball games, but also draw patrons the rest of the year.

The deadline is immovable: First pitch is just 23 months away.

"We're going to make it. We talk about it every single day," said Fuqua, 53.

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Duluth mixed-use project officially underway

Duluth marked the beginning of construction of the Sugarloaf Market, a 31-acre, mixed-use project at the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Monday.

Anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market, Sugarloaf Market will include 75,000 square feet of retail and 330 luxury apartments. Fuqua Development is the master developer for the project and is developing the commercial component with The Worthing Companies developing the residential component.

The initial line-up of restaurants and shops to open in spring 2016 includes Chipotle Mexican Grill, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Orange Theory Fitness, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Zoe's Kitchen, RaceTrac, Waffle House, Panda Express, Banfield Pet Hospital, Supercuts, Luxury Nail, Pie Five Pizza and AT&T.

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Fuqua, Worthing Break Ground on Duluth Mixed-Use Project
Citybizlist | May 13, 2015

Prolific Atlanta-based Fuqua Development, along with The Worthing Companies and officials from the City of Duluth, today participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking for Sugarloaf Market, a 31-acre, mixed-use project located at the intersection of Sugarloaf Parkway and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Anchored by the organic grocery store Sprouts Farmers Market, Sugarloaf Market will include 75,000 square feet of retail and 330 luxury apartments. Fuqua Development is the master developer for the project. Fuqua Development is developing the commercial component of the project and The Worthing Companies is developing the residential component.

Participating in the groundbreaking were Fuqua Development's Principal Jeff Fuqua and Partner Heather Correa, The Worthing Companies' President Darin Collier and Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris along with other City officials.

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Redevelopment transforming North Decatur area
Atlanta Business Chronicle | May 8, 2015

Atlanta's Fuqua Development is the latest developer speeding up the conversion of a once investment-starved thoroughfare east of downtown Decatur into a mix of apartments and stores.

Fuqua Development got the OK May 5 from the DeKalb County Planning Commission, allowing the developer to proceed with plans for more apartments and retail on about 13.5 acres along Scott Boulevard. The developer would appear before the DeKalb Commission for a final vote in a few weeks.

Fuqua Development could break ground this fall on the first of 450 apartments and 95,000 square feet of retail. It could begin delivering the first units and retail in the project by early 2017.

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Supermarket Sweepstakes
Atlanta Business Chronicle | May 8, 2015

Not since the 1990s has Atlanta seen such an explosion of grocery stores.

Dozens of stores are opening or planned in the metro area - more evidence the economy is running strong, and both job growth and population are on the rise.

While familiar brands including Kroger and Whole Foods are focused on adding locations in urban markets, new-to-market chains such as Sprouts Farmers Market and Earth Fare are entering the suburbs with affordable, natural food items as the locavore movement rages on.

"We have a grocery store in every development we are doing now," said prolific Atlanta developer Jeff Fuqua, who runs Fuqua Development LLC with former The Sembler Co. colleague Heather Correa. The firm has relationships with grocers including Kroger, Whole Foods and Sprouts.

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Piedmont Center, Fuqua Shake Hands on New Office
BISNOW | May 8, 2015

What are a couple of office rep guys doing hanging out with one of Atlanta's most prolific retail developers? Well, Fuqua Development has inked a 16,300 SF lease at Piedmont Center 15, moving from Building 11 in the same complex.

We caught up with Cushman & Wakefield's Will Porter and Kyle Kenyon along with Fuqua namesake Jeff Fuqua at the building to commemorate the recent deal. In fact, Fuqua is the largest in a string of recent deals the C&W duo have done at Piedmont Centers 1-4 and 15, including Syrup Marketing and Codesmith, both founded by Atlanta entrepreneur Benj Miller. In all, C&W secured more than 40k SF in deals since the year began for ownership Northwestern Mutual, Will says.

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Developers hint at types of restaurants, shops coming to project next door to SunTrust Park
Marietta Daily Journal | April 17, 2015

The leader of the firm working on the retail component of the Braves' $400 million mixed-use development described the environment his company is aiming for, saying they are targeting local chefs and affordable shopping.

Jeff Fuqua, principal of Fuqua Development, is responsible for 400,000 square feet of retail space for shops and restaurants, 70 percent of which is planned to be built with residential units above them. During a panel discussion Thursday at the Georgian Club, Fuqua said laughingly he thinks he drew the short straw among the Braves' partners.

"Of course, I feel like I have the hardest job of the partners in the deal because I'm the retail guy, and I have to work with a hundred personalities, all of them retailers (or) restaurants that think they're more important to the deal than the Braves are," Fuqua said. "That is true, they all think that."

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OMNI To Flag SunTrust Park Hotel
BisNow | April 17, 2015

Omni Hotels & Resorts will be named as the flag operator for a hotel at the Braves mixed-use stadium in Cobb County, sources tell us. Omni, of course, operates the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. While officials with the SunTrust Park development could not be reached for comment, and officials with Omni did not return calls seeking comment, sources say the hotelier will operate the planned 250-room hotel in the mixed-use development, pictured here.

Development partners with the Braves gave some hint as to the retailer lineup yesterday. Fuqua Development's Jeff Fuqua says there will be high-end, but not ultra-luxury, retailers, and even some retailers never seen in Atlanta before, plus plenty of local and national chef-driven restaurants. Fuqua's comments came during a CoreNet Global panel discussion on the Braves stadium at the Georgian Club yesterday, according to the AJC. "It's not a lifestyle center, it's more than a mixed-use center," Jeff told the paper.

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Glenwood Place celebrates groundbreaking
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 17, 2015

A new mixed-use project that will include intown Atlanta's largest Kroger store on Friday celebrated its groundbreaking.

Atlanta-based Fuqua Development LLC is behind the new project called Glenwood Place, which will be anchored by a 118,000-square-foot Kroger store.

In comparison, the Kroger store near Midtown's Ansley Mall is about 60,000 square feet.

The Kroger at Glenwood Place will offer an expanded product line that includes home furnishings, as well as natural and organic foods.

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Study says hike in hotel-motel tax likely to decrease demand
Atlanta Business Chronicle | April 10, 2015

A new tax could have a big impact on hotel demand in Georgia, just as the local lodging industry posts record performance.

As part of the new transportation funding bill that now awaits Gov. Nathan Deal's signature, a $5-per-night statewide hotel-motel tax would be imposed on every customer, beginning on July 1. The tax is among several funding mechanisms outlined in House Bill 170, which aims to raise nearly $900 million a year in new revenue for highway, bridge and transit improvements across Georgia.

The statewide hotel/motel tax could generate nearly $200 million in annual revenue if it had no impact on the demand for the state's more than 177,000 hotel rooms, according to a new study from PKF Hospitality Research.

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