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The Shops at University Park Celebrates Grand Opening

Original story courtesy of The San Bernardino American Newspaper Here

SAN BERNARDINO, CA—- The community is invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the second phase of The Shops at University Park, this Saturday, January 11, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 1725 -1775 W. Northpark Boulevard, at University Parkway across the street from California State University San Bernardino, The Shops at University Park offers an array of convenient dining and services for CSUSB and the surrounding communities.

Developed by JR Watson & Associates Development Corp., the center will celebrate the recent openings of Afters Ice Cream, FireWings, Asian Fusion Eatery, Poketology and VCA Northside Animal Hospital, which join eateries Wayback Burger, Jimmy Johns, Jamba Juice, and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. It’s Boba Time will also open soon.

Visitors will enjoy a free afternoon of family fun, including a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment by the Cajon High School Band, a DJ from CSUSB’s Coyote Radio, face painting, a balloon artist, food samples, life-size games and giveaways. Tours of the adjacent student housing The Glen at University Park will also be available.

“We are looking forward to introducing the Shops at University Park to shoppers and exceeding their expectations,” said James R. Watson, President of JR Watson & Associates Development Corp. “I would like to thank the President and staff at CSUSB and the City Council, Planning Commission and entire staff at the City of San Bernardino for their tremendous support and all their efforts in making this shopping center a reality,” commented Jim Watson.

“Watson and Associates are committed to making a difference in the communities they serve,” said Judy Watson, who has been instrumental in spearheading the Judy Rodriguez Art program on campus. Much of the art seen in the areas surrounding the campus has been funded by this program.

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