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March 28, 2017
DeSoto Square Mall Buyer Plans New Restaurants and Stores

Bradenton, FL - DeSoto Square Mall's new owner has $7 million worth of improvements in the works. And that's just for phase one. There are also plans for three sit-down restaurants, new canopied retail stores, a first-run movie theater and a revitalized food court. Eventually, we may even see that empty Macy's anchor redeveloped.... »

March 28, 2017
DD’s Gourmet Cookies in South Miami Was Three Decades in the Making

South Miami, FL - When Deborah Frazier baked cookies for her nieces and nephews in the 1980s, she didn't know that simple act of kindness would change her life. Frazier found a new passion in baking and dreamed of having her own store. "I always had my eye on opening up a little cookie shop. I had my eye on that prize." That dream became a re... »

March 27, 2017
Space Savers: Mall Parking App Growing in Popularity

Paramus, NJ - It was Saturday afternoon at Westfield Garden State Plaza, North Jersey’s largest mall, and the parking lot next to the movie theater was packed, with cars circling and horns honking. But Raul Ramirez of Elmwood Park had no worries about finding a space in time for the 5 p.m. showing of the Power Rangers movie. A spot just steps ... »

March 27, 2017
Alton Square Mall Owners Announce Plans; Theater Among Possibilities

Alton, IL - The owners of Alton Square Mall have announced plans for a major renovation of the facility. The concept, released Monday by Atlanta-based Hull Property Group, calls for the construction of a movie theater, the demolition of the former Macy’s building and the relocation of small stores on the top floor to ground level. The upper... »

March 26, 2017
Three New Retailers Slated to Open at Miami International Mall this Spring

Doral, FL - Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, recently announced that Alex And Ani, New York & Company and Shoe Palace will join the retail mix at Miami International Mall this year. Alex And Ani will open in April next to Victoria’s Secret. Known for meaningful, eco-conscious jewelry and accessories that positively empower and con... »

March 26, 2017
The Original Plan for the Mall of America was Bananas

Bloomington, MN - The Mall of America is impressive, as it stands: 5.6 million square feet. More than 500 stores. Forty million visitors a year. It remains the largest mall in the country, 25 years after it was built. But in 1985, when the Triple Five Corp. made its first pitch for the project, it was even bigger. And it was so much more than a ... »

March 24, 2017
Woodbury’s CityPlace is a Mall of the Future. Here’s Why

Woodbury, MN - The mall for the Internet Age is unfolding in Woodbury. The 100-acre CityPlace project is a winners’ circle for the survivors of online competition, with the real-life losers conspicuously absent. The design was driven by a fresh look at what a mixed-use project should be, said Juan DeAngulo, partner with the Miami-based deve... »

March 24, 2017
Flip Flop Shops Floats New Retail Concept

Fresco, TX - Specialty chain Flip Flop Shops, owned by Cherokee Global Brands, recently debuted its first “floating retail concept” at Stonebriar Centre in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The 240-square-foot standalone unit, which is shaped to resemble a flip-flop, is situated in one of the mall’s common areas and incorporates many of ... »

March 23, 2017
Stein Mart Opens as Auburn Mall’s New Anchor Store

Auburn, AL - For the first time in years, the parking lot in front of the southwest corner of the Auburn Mall was filled Thursday morning as Stein Mart opened to the public. After closing in December 2012, Sears left an anchor store vacancy that persisted until Hull Property Group, owner of the mall, announced Stein Mart would be coming last Au... »

March 23, 2017
Pop-up Shop Aims to Make Retail Space Accessible for Young Artists and Entrepreneurs

Charlottetown,PEI - Some young Island artists and entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to sell their products, including a Pop-up shop at the Confederation Court Mall. The three day store is being organized by The Hive and Ellevate, two programs that work with young Islanders. Katharine MacDonald, program coordinator at Ellevate, said the ... »

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