September 24, 2014

Pentagon Row, the outdoor shopping and residential center in Pentagon City, Virginia, has installed nearly 2,000 parking space sensors.

August 28, 2014

Open-air designer outlet shopping center Legends Outlets Kansas City announced that Jose Pepper’s Mexican restaurant and Eddie Bauer Outlet will open this fall in Legends Outlets.

July 31, 2014

A New York federal court conditionally certified two class action lawsuits alleging that managers of 36 Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill franchise restaurants in the metro New York area systematically altered employee time records to avoid paying minimum and overtime wages to thousands of current and former employees.

January 30, 2014

Global credit and debit card issuer Visa Inc. has publicly called for adoption of secure payment technology in response to recent high-profile retailer data breaches.

November 22, 2013

Kitchen Collection will open its first Kansas City, Kan., area location at Legends Outlets Kansas City, the city’s only outlet destination.

October 4, 2013

National mobility equipment franchisor 101 Mobility is seeking to attract potential franchisees in the Kansas City, Mo., market.

September 27, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores announced it is opening three stores on Friday, with locations in Hyannis, Mass., Keene, N.H., and Michigan City, Ind.

September 12, 2013

Fractured Prune Doughnuts has announced a national expansion projecting 50 new store agreements in the next six months.

May 7, 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, there still is not enough ground-up shopping center construction to justify the "Fastest-Growing Developers" ranking that was Chain Store Age standard fare for two decades.

But we may be edging closer to resurrecting a ranking based on who is building new (or, more accurately, newly repurposed) space. Closer, but still not there.

July 11, 2012

Visionworks, the largest wholly owned U.S.-based optical retailer, has opened its first store in the Philadelphia area. Located in Deptford Township, N.J., it is the first of more than 25 stores expected to open in the market through 2013.

March 23, 2012

Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust announced that The Sporting Club fitness center has opened a 13,000-sq.-ft. satellite location at Voorhees Town Center, located in Voorhees, N.J.

March 21, 2012

Fameco Real Estate announced that Sports Clips has signed its sixth lease in the Philadelphia region as part of an aggressive store roll out campaign.

March 1, 2012

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, along with Chinese retail conglomerate Bailian Group, announced plans to jointly develop a branded Premium Outlet Center in Pudong, Shanghai, China.

February 23, 2012

Kansas City, Mo. -- Chain Store Age real estate columnist Jeff Green, featured regularly on’s community page with his “Retail Rap with Jeff Green” commentary, was interviewed by the Kansas City Star about trends in retail real estate. 

Click here to read the story.  

February 8, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop will open a store in Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 27.

January 4, 2012

Macy’s Inc. announced a strategic plan to open new stores in select markets as well as to close a series of underperforming units.

December 8, 2011

Forever 21 signed an agreement to open a flagship in Beijing, China, one part of a plan by the fast-fashion retailer to expand into the world’s largest emerging consumer market, according to the Los Angeles Times.

November 23, 2011

Metro Commercial Real Estate said that Athleta has opened its first store in the Philadelphia area at 1722 Walnut Street in the heart of Center City.

November 23, 2011

Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust announced that Fusion Performing Arts Center has opened at Voorhees Town Center, located in Voorhees, N.J.

November 2, 2011

New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Seattle, top the list of the strongest retail real estate markets, according to Colliers International’s “Third Quarter 2011 North American Retail Highlights” report.

October 31, 2011

H&R Block said it will provide tax preparation services in an estimated 300 Wal-Mart locations nationwide beginning in December.

October 27, 2011

Local Chinese newspaper the People’s Daily reported Thursday that, just two days after re-opening all 13 stores in Chongqing following a forced two-week closure for mislabeling regular pork as organic, the retailer has been called out for selling expired coffee in one of its Chongqing stores.

October 25, 2011

The Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, China, said that Wal-Mart Stores has reopened 13 stores in Chongqing after being forced by authorities to close the stores for 15 days over the mislabeling of regular pork as organic.

October 13, 2011

Covington, La.-based Stirling Properties, developer and property manager of Stirling Bossier Shopping Center, in Bossier City, La., announced the addition of Old Navy, Ulta Beauty, Maurices, Mattress Firm, The Joint and GNC to the center’s tenant lineup.