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News and analysis on retail related real estate, including deals, center development and tenant updates.

Anne Mastin

What’s ahead for retail? Simple…just look to the past

Anne Mastin looks back on nearly four decades in retail real estate with the likes of L Brands and Easton Town Center and finds that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Boot Barn eyes Northeast with plans to double store count

Boot Barn sees plenty of room to grow its store count. 

The Beatles are getting on board the pop-up shop express.  

Dawn Stamper

Phillips Edison's senior VP of customer experience says she hopes to emphasize the “neighbor” in neighborhood centers.

Coastal Grand

Visitors to Myrtle Beach will soon be turning somersaults over what’s going on at the tourist town’s most popular mall.

Anchor Shops

A new startup wants to make it easy for digitally native brands to enter the physical space by significantly lowering the costs associated with customer acquisition, leasing and operating stores, shipping product and handling returns.

As a group, retail real estate developers pooh-pooh the notion of physical retail going downhill — except, now, for one.

New York & Co

RTW Retailwinds is closing some stores as it continues to “actively evaluate” its store portfolio.

H-E-B is expanding its presence in one of the fastest-growing markets in Texas.

Lord & Taylor is popping up in Manhattan for the holidays.

Tropical Smoothie Café

Tropical Smoothie Café has its sights set on Colorado.

Target Times Square

Target Corp. is extending its presence in the Big Apple.

David Yurman has opened an expansive jewelry boutique — and the only family-owned business — on one of Manhattan’s most luxurious blocks. 

Off-price retail, the dominant segment in malls and shopping centers, is also dominated by three brands. Nearly 50% of customer traffic at off-price stores during Q3 moved through Kohl’s (15.4%), T. J.

Yankee Candle storefront

The Yankee Candle Company wants to be known as a leader in home fragrance, not just a candle company. The iconic candle brand debuted a new store concept at Natick Mall, Natick, Mass., that features an untraditional merchandising strategy and an upgraded personalization station that allows custo

Woodland Mall

PREIT, one of the nation’s leading owners of traditional malls, reports that traffic at two of its properties benefitted from wholesale renovations over Black Friday weekend.

A record 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped (combined, in stores and online) from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year, according to a report by National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Luxury health club operator Life Time has opened a massive complex that includes a three-story “athletic resort” at Simon’s Southdale Center.

holiday mall shoppers

There is more evidence that Black Friday is losing its attraction — among store shoppers, that is. Shopper visits to brick-and-mortar stores and shopping centers dropped 6.2% on Black Friday versus last year, according to data from ShopperTrak (part of Sensormatic Solutions).

Citi Trends

Citi Trends is accelerating its move away from apparel. And it’s still looking for a CEO.

Toys “R” Us store format

A reborn and reimagined Toys “R” Us has returned to the retail arena just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Everlane Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A clothing brand known for its "radical transparency" is expanding in the brick-and-mortar space.

The A.C. Moore chain of arts and crafts stores is calling it quits.

Taft SoHo storefront

Another digitally native retailer has made the jump to brick-and-mortar.

panera bread storefront

Despite the fact that real estate deals with restaurants are complex, risky, and require expensive buildouts, the revenue and traffic they churn is so remarkable that landlords continue to seek out more of them for their centers, according to CBRE’s research department.

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