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Shops at Merrick Park and Coral Gables Community Foundation present inaugural ‘Shop and Stroll’ benefit event

Shops at Merrick Park and the Coral Gables Community Foundation will present the first-ever “Shop & Stroll,” a progressive evening of shopping with sips, specials and surprises at popular retailers on Thursday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The event at Shops at Merrick Park (358 San Lorenzo Ave.) will benefit Beaux Arts, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, The Motivational Edge, Junior League of Miami and Neighbors for Neighbors, in addition to co-presenter the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

Giving back to the community!

“Giving back is a huge part of our corporate culture and the Shops at Merrick Park is thrilled to be working with the Coral Gables Community Foundation on this philanthropic initiative,” said Andrew Peach, senior general manager of Shops at Merrick Park. “We invite guests to attend this fun evening and take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and special offers while supporting the much-needed services provided by these organizations who promote culture, the environment, assistance, and advocacy.”

Participating stores and restaurants offering a variety of discounts, gifts with purchases, raffles, sweet treats and/or champagne will include: BoConcept, Bognar & Piccolini, C’est Bon, Cole Haan, Diane Von Furstenberg, Eberjey, Edward Beiner, Engel & Voelkers, Equinox, Hanna Andersson, Islandgirl Miami, Joie, Kabana, Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus, Pandora, Rugs by Zhaleh, Sawa, Tommy Bahama, Vineyard Vines, Vix Paula Hermanny and more to be announced.

“We are so excited to partner with the Shops at Merrick Park for this special evening of shopping and philanthropy,” said Mary Snow, executive director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation. “Shops at Merrick Park is a luxury landmark in our city and we look forward to joining with them in this impactful way.”

Bentley Miami and its Complimentary Weekend Rental…

Additionally, sponsor Bentley Miami will be offering a complimentary weekend rental (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of a Bentley (some restrictions apply) through a special offer to the participating guests. Raffle tickets are priced one for $10, or three for $25.

Event tickets for Shop & Stroll at Shops at Merrick Park are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can only be purchased online at merrickshopandstroll.eventbrite.com.  Raffle tickets can be purchased online only, along with event tickets.

Sponsors of Shop & Stroll at Shops at Merrick Park include Coral Gables magazine, Bentley Miami, Braman Motors, Nautiqua Rosé and House of Wine & Spirits. Live entertainment will be provided by The Motivational Edge.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

About Shops at Merrick Park

Shops at Merrick Park, Coral Gables’ pristine 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, Diane von Furstenberg, 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 Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Bazille at Nordstrom, SAWA, Sea Grill, Villagio Restaurant and Yard House. Elemis Spa, 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, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation and more.

Led by community leaders, the Coral Gables Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to improve the quality of life for those who live, work, learn and play in the City Beautiful. For almost 30 years, the Foundation has been at the forefront of the evolving needs of Coral Gables by effectively bringing together beneficiaries and benefactors to fund programs with the greatest impact and benefit to “The City Beautiful.” Established in September 1991, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, through its discretionary, donor-advised, and scholarship funds has helped the youth, elderly, and disabled, and has provided dental care for needy children, sponsored cultural activities, awarded academic, dance, and music scholarships, and has offered seminars to educate the public on important health, finance, and estate-planning issues, awarding over $7 million to worthy causes. For more information, please visit gablesfoundation.org


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