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Village of Merrick Park Gets a New Name! July 27th, 2012

As reported in today’s Miami Herald, the Village of Merrick Park, Coral Gable’s fabulous shopping mecca, has changed its name.  The new title: Merrick Shops.  The reasoning behind this change: “The Village of Merrick Park name really didn’t reasonate with shoppers,” said Kerem Kayser, senior general manager. “We believe it caused a lot of confusion in the maketplace. We wanted our name to distinctly represent that we are an exclusive shopping destination.”

I’d love to know your thoughts on how this name change will (or won’t) affect the way locals and foreigners alike perceive the shopping center, and if you think it will bring more consumers through its breezy walkways.  I know I for one never had any confusion about what happens inside this beautiful property!  Let me know what you think by leaving a message here or on my Facebook page.