FAMILY FUN IS IN SEASON AT SHOPS AT MERRICK PARK’S FALL CELEBRATION AND FOOD DRIVE ON OCTOBER 29 & 30

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Enjoy Games, Live Music, Farmer’s Market and More plus Bring a Non-perishable Thanksgiving Food Item to Donate to Branches Nonprofit Organization

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 28, 2022) – Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ premier destination for fine shopping and dining, invites families to enjoy seasonal fun festivities during its Fall Celebration and Food Drive on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The special event will benefit Branches, a nonprofit organization that provides life-changing opportunities to hardworking families and their children to help them break the cycle of generational poverty.

Guests of all ages will enjoy games on the green, live music, a special pumpkin patch photo opportunity and a Farmer’s Market (Sunday only). Shops at Merrick Park is encouraging attending families to bring a non-perishable Thanksgiving food item (instant mashed potatoes, boxed/bagged stuffing, canned cranberry sauce, canned green beans and sweet potatoes, canned/jarred gravy) for donation to Branches. The charity will also offer gift bags containing Thanksgiving meal “fixings” for a $10 donation.

“Shops at Merrick Park is delighted to present its Fall Celebration – an opportunity for families to enjoy memorable moments together while making a difference in our community,” said Carlos Limontes, senior general manager. “This year, we’re thankful for our sponsor Belmont Village Senior Living and we’re pleased to be partnering with Branches, an organization dedicated to providing for our impoverished community members and empowering them to pursue life changing opportunities.”

After a fun-filled day of activities and shopping, families can unwind at a variety of restaurants at Shops at Merrick Park including Yard House, Sea Grill, C’est Bon, Villagio Restaurant, Sawa Restaurant & Lounge, Perry’s Steakhouse and Ecléctico Restaurant & Agave Bar.

Shops at Merrick Park’s Fall Celebration is sponsored by Belmont Village Senior Living.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-1215, visit www.shopsatmerrickpark.com. Follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark, on Instagram @shopsatmerrickpark and on twitter @ShopMerrickPark.

About Branches

For over 40 years, Branches has made a positive impact in the community by delivering on its mission to serve, educate and inspire people through student, family and financial stability services. Branches provides long-term, holistic services for motivated individuals and families. We help people grow deeper and climb higher in life by building a foundation through education so they can achieve their goals and fulfill their potential. For more information about Branches, visit www.branchesfl.org or contact Isabelle Pike at (305) 442-8306 x1002 or [email protected]

About Shops at Merrick Park

Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ premier destination for fine shopping and dining, provides Miami area residents and visitors with a distinctive collection of more than 100 stores and eateries anchored by flagship locations of Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The center features luxury brands such as CH Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co., alongside popular retailers such as Anthropologie, Banana Republic, J.Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, lululemon, Pottery Barn and Sephora. The unmatched shopping experience is enhanced by delicious dining options such as SAWA, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Bazille at Nordstrom, Sea Grill, Ecléctico Restaurant & Agave Bar, Perry’s Steak House & Grille, Villagio Restaurant and Yard House. Ideal Image, Equinox Fitness Club and the Landmark Theatre complete the well-rounded retail mix. Shops at Merrick Park is located at 358 San Lorenzo Ave. in Coral Gables. The center is open Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Curbside pick-up for select stores is available.