Village at Gulfstream Park

Village at Gulfstream Park

Rick Hill produced the retail, dining and entertainment strategy for the Village at Gulfstream Park, located in Hallandale, Florida on the site of the world-famous Gulfstream Thoroughbred Race Track. The plan for the 800,000 square foot project envisioned a new casino and the addition of 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, cinemas and entertainment. The casino opened in 2008 and the retail opened in 2010.
 
The plan for Gulfstream called for a Mediterranean style pedestrian village with sidewalk cafes, lush landscaping, fountains, water gardens and a cluster of restaurants situated around the paddock area of the race track.
 
Working closely with auto magnate Frank Stronach and his Magna Entertainment Company, Rick produced the market research, financial feasibility and merchandising strategy for the project along collaborating on the design with Stronach and his in-house design team. Upon the completion of the plan, he was engaged to implement the plan with developer Forest City.
 
The operating project includes Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, Z Gallerie, Williams-Sonoma, and Brio Tuscan Grille, Yard House, and III Forks.