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Our Stories

Place matters when its story is told

Culture, Canvas and Conversation

EDENS places are rich with stories— from our own team, from retailers and restaurateurs, from the artists who infuse our properties with life, color and originality.

We lead with our people, who create our culture. Places are the canvas in which we design and curate meaningful experiences. We engage through conversation: a compelling collection of visuals, words and creative intellect.

EDENS’ Coast-to-Coast Expansion: Interview with Jodie W. McLean

With the purchase of eight grocery-anchored retail centers in Seattle, Northern California ad Southern California, Washington, D.C.-based retail owner, operator and developer EDENS is heading west.

Urban Alliance: Hire an Intern, Change a Life

For more than 25 years, Urban Alliance has been building a diverse next-generation workforce.

At EDENS, we believe in the power of women.

Over the past several years, women business owners and entrepreneurs were gaining traction in the marketplace at a steady pace.

Go Green

Though we are 100% carbon neutral at all EDENS’ public spaces, we are still committed to doing even more for our people, places and planet. As stewards of our communities, we are responsible for ensuring the future. Our efforts today leave a lasting impact.

Rise + Thrive: Caring for Ourselves and Each Other

As we reach across the internet divide, there’s no way to really know how a genuine message of goodwill might be received by someone who is struggling with health issues, personal stress or feelings of loneliness.

We all smile in the same language.

At a time when cohesive, supportive communities are so important, we feel our places serve as the canvas for meaningful experiences that inspire curiosity and wonder.

Farm Markets are for (Eco) Lovers

EDENS celebrates farmers markets that complete the authentic experience of our places. As vital community members, we salute you!

Building a Fair and Equitable Industry, One Table at a Time

Approximately 145,115 chefs are currently employed in the US today, 25.8% of whom are women. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2019, just 24% of head chefs and cooks were female; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

The Unique Power of Art to Engage Communities

Art inspires social movements, evokes memories, transcends generations. Throughout history, music, drawing, dance, writing and many other artforms have served to soothe or stimulate our senses.

Elevating the Consumer Experience with Discovery and Play

Human engagement is most authentic when we are fully present for each other. When we truly live in the moment, routine transactions become meaningful interactions.

Words We Love

Inspiring books and music

Think-Again

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know
By Adam Grant

Eat-A-Peach

Eat a Peach: A Memoir
By David Chang

greenlights

Greenlights
By Matthew McConaughey

nonviolent-communication

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

By Marshall Rosenberg

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EDENS Playlist

VOLUME UP: these are the songs that speak to us and keep us moving.