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Fresh + Local for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the high point of a long year at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, farmers enjoy record crowds of cooking enthusiasts who pull out all the stops for the biggest food day of the year. Here's a list of the great seasonal items you can buy at the Santa Monica Farmers Market for your Thanksgiving feast!

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Santa Monica Beat: Highlights from the 2nd Annual Buy Local Expo

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Buy Local Expo This Saturday On Third Street Promenade 

SM Mirror:  The second annual Buy Local Expo will be held this Saturday, March 31, on the Third Street Promenade after rain forced the event to be postponed earlier this month. The Expo will be at the same time and place as originally planned on March 17 – from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Third Street Promenade – and feature more than 80 local exhibitors and food booths, interactive activities, and live music and entertainment on two stages.

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Macerich Reopens Santa Monica Place as Open-Air Retail Ctr

$265 Million Upgrade Replace Frank Gehry-Designed Mall. 
CoStar Pipeline: In one of the largest retail redevelopments of recent years, The Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) Aug. 6 officially reopened Santa Monica Place as a 524,000-square-foot open-air retail center in Santa Monica, CA, anchored by Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.

Following the $265 million redevelopment of the mall, which was originally designed 30 years ago by iconic L.A. architect Frank Gehry, the three-level project is 92% leased with Nordstrom and Tory Burch opening Aug. 27, Tiffany & Co. slated to open in September, and The Market at Santa Monica Place planned for the first half of 2011. Retailers opening alongside Bloomingdale's this past week included Louis Vuitton, Barneys Co-op, Nike, CB2, Ted Baker, Betsey Johnson, Disney, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Juicy Couture and Kitson LA.

Santa Monica Place Opens to Large Crowds

SM Mirror:  Thousands of Santa Monica residents, shopaholics, tourists, teens, and families flocked to Santa Monica Place for its grand opening on Friday at 10 a.m.

The mall, which closed its doors about two years ago, has undergone major changes....In its place is a three-level, open-air, 524,000-square-foot mall with high-end restaurants and stores. David Rogers, Jerde Partnernship architect, said the inspiration for the mall revolved around California.

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