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Local Colors In Mural at Janss Market

NewMark Merrill Cos., the Woodland Hills-based retail shopping center developer, has completed the installation of a Conejo Valley-centric mural at Janss Marketplace shopping center, the 458,000-square-foot shopping center located at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Called “Conejo” (which translates to “rabbit” in English), the mural, created by artist Evan Meyer, was inspired by “the rich history and abundant presence the cottontail rabbit has in the region as well as the namesake of the county,” according to a NewMark Merrill statement. Meyer — co-founder of Beautify Earth, an organization aiming to beautify properties — designed the image in a geometric style. Muralist Meyer’s previous work can be found all over Venice, including on the sides of Lincoln Boulevard businesses. “For me, art inspires, exposes and resonates at a guttural level, evoking the imagination, exploring beyond anything you may be exposed to daily,” said Edie Trott, senior marketing director at NewMark. “We wanted to give our shoppers and community the opportunity to experience and dream when they come to our shopping centers, make it a journey.” Janss Marketplace boasts a tenant mix of local, regional and national retailers including Regal Theaters, Old Navy, Buca di Beppo and Crazy King Kong Sushi. Led by Chief Executive Sandy Sigal, NewMark Merrill Companies owns or manages a portfolio of more than 80 shopping centers valued at more than $2 billion. NewMark’s 1,800 tenants are located across 10 million square feet of retail space in California, Colorado and Illinois.

Michael Aushenker
Michael Aushenker
A graduate of Cornell University, Michael covers commercial real estate for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Prior to the Business Journal, Michael covered the community and entertainment beats as a staff writer for various newspapers, including the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, The Palisadian-Post, The Argonaut and Acorn Newspapers. He has also freelanced for the Santa Barbara Independent, VC Reporter, Malibu Times and Los Feliz Ledger.

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