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April 8, 2014

New York City is the world’s retail hub — and within the city are major opportunities for retail expansion.

March 19, 2014

Place-making has become perhaps the essential element in creating value in today’s competitive retail environment.

February 27, 2014

By Carrie Smith, Carrie.Smith@FranklinSt.com It is undeniable that fast-casual restaurant chains in North Florida and South Georgia are resuming their expansion plans. The local unemployment rate ended 2013 under 6%, home building permits jumped nearly 30%, and car sales climbed — all signs of an improving local economy.

January 10, 2014

Last year, Cedar Realty Trust shook off the last vestiges of its recession. Upon taking the reins of Cedar, new president and CEO Bruce Schanzer set in motion a short-term strategic plan in third quarter 2011.

January 9, 2014

Franklin Flea’s successful holiday season earned the once-a-week indoor flea market a return booking for April.

November 20, 2013

When the new Nordstrom Rack opened at Mercato in Naples, Fla., in early November, 500 people somehow got into the store within the first five minutes. No kidding.

October 30, 2013

Recently, Chain Store Age asked Joseph Coradino, CEO of PREIT, if 2013 has kept pace with 2012. Here’s what he had to say.

October 21, 2013

Watters Creek, in Allen, Texas, began life in a 2005 focus group with two-dozen women from Allen.

October 2, 2013

By Yaromir Steiner

September 5, 2013

Nordstrom never rushes things. It moves forward slowly, thoughtfully and creatively. And when the company makes a decision, observers tend to nod their heads and say: “Hey, that’s a good idea.”

August 27, 2013

The Des Moines Area Community College opened its school year with a new campus: a 65,000-sq.-ft. former J.C. Penney store located on the main level of Southridge Mall.

August 8, 2013

Chain Store Age sat down with Stephen L. Hittman, CEO, Crossroads Cos., to discuss best practices for developing supermarket-anchored centers. Here’s what he had to say:

August 7, 2013

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), together with other retail associations, has organized a group of retailers and landlords to improve the environmental performance of leased retail space.

May 15, 2013

When Renaissance at Colony Park opened in Ridgeland, Miss., in 2008, it created a stir not only among the local residents of Ridgeland, Miss., but also within the retailer and shopping center communities as a whole.

May 6, 2013

When The Mall at Bay Plaza opens to the public in 2014, adjacent to the highly successful outdoor Bay Plaza Shopping Center, it will be heralded as the first enclosed fashion mall in the New York City area in nearly 40 years.

May 3, 2013

With the breathtaking Twin Peaks of the Colorado Rockies as backdrop, a new project underway in Longmont, Colo., is leveraging both the views and community demand to create a “top drawer outdoor village experience,” said Allen Ginsborg, managing director and principal of NewMark Merrill Mountain States, based in Fort Collins, Colo.

May 1, 2013

Sometimes, to meet consumer demand you have to get creative. That’s what developer Centergy Retail, LLC, Dallas, did in the conceptualization of a hybrid power-lifestyle center in the heart of El Paso, Texas.

April 29, 2013

When describing Destiny USA – the 2.4 million-sq.-ft. dining, entertainment, shopping and outlet megaplex in Syracuse, N.Y. – it’s a toss-up whether to emphasize the offerings and amenities, or highlight the project’s own brand of environmental consciousness.

April 25, 2013

Residents of tony Hilton Head Island, S.C., are getting the one thing they don’t currently have: a Kroger Marketplace, situated in the sprawling 42-acre mixed-use project under development by Kroger Real Estate and Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial.

February 15, 2013

By Ben Carrasco, Smith, Robertson, Elliott & Douglas, LLP

January 21, 2013

By Jonathan Lapat and Jason Baker

January 8, 2013

By Ann Natunewicz, national manager, Retail Research, USA Retail Services Group

November 13, 2012

DLC Management Corp., based in Tarrytown, N.Y., is one of those savvy shopping center companies that seems to instinctively know what to buy, what to sell, what to redevelop, what to re-merchandise.

September 25, 2012

By Jeannie Lewis, director PR and content strategy, Magic Logix

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