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June 19, 2017
New Shops to “Pop-Up” at Parkway Place Mall

Huntsville, AL - The next time you go into the mall—you may notice a new tenant. Or a few. Parkway Place Mall is hosting a pop-up shop, offering prime real-state to local businesses that may not have a store front of their own. The latest shop to come to the mall is Vivid Boutique. Their new store is filled with cute and trendy clothes. But ge... »

June 19, 2017
Mall in Columbia Changes Include new Retailers, Restaurants

Columbia, MD - Amid ongoing cosmetic and walkway improvements at the Mall in Columbia, mall owner General Growth Properties will open several new retailers and restaurants within 100,000 square feet of leased space over the next year and a half. There are currently about 200 retailers and restaurants across the 1.4-million-square-foot shopping c... »

June 16, 2017
Juice Bars, Gyms are New Generation of Mall Tenants

Mall landlord CBL & Associates leases millions of square feet of space to such troubled retailers as Sears, JCPenney and Macy’s. As those merchants shrink, CBL is renting more space to gyms, juice bars and other wellness-themed tenants, says Stephen Lebovitz, the real estate investment trust’s chief executive. “Anything that is health-o... »

June 16, 2017
H&M Clothing Retailer to Open Lubbock Store at South Plains Mall

Lubbock, TX - Clothing retailer H&M will open at the South Plains Mall in Lubbock in the fall of 2018, officials with the mall and retailer announced this week. The Swedish brand offers trendy and affordable clothing for women and men. The Lubbock store will also carry kid’s clothes, with sizes for newborns through teenagers, Hennes and Mau... »

June 16, 2017
Indian River Mall Sold to New York Firm for $12 Million

Vero Beach, FL - The new owner of the Indian River Mall has a history of buying struggling malls to revitalize them. Kohan Retail Investment Group of Great Neck, New York, bought the mall for $12 million Friday, said Mehran Kohansieh, who leads the investment group and also goes by Mike Kohan. The purchase includes approximately 293,000 squar... »

June 15, 2017
Innovative Retail Concepts Arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport’s AirMall

Pittsburgh, PA - Two new local operators, Commonwealth Press and Cha-Ching Coin Jewelry, are now open at the AirMall at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). DefensePac, an innovative system offering flier-friendly disposable booties and hand sanitizers to-go for travelers, is also making its debut at the airport. “We are pleased to welcome ... »

June 15, 2017
Thinking Inside the Box: Pop-up Events Reimagine Big, Empty Target Store

Hamilton, ON - Currently sitting at the Centre on Barton is an empty 50,000-square-foot Target store, a viable space people are now looking to make use of. The once big-box store has been vacant since its closing January 2015. It will now play host to five temporary pop-up events throughout the summer.... »

June 15, 2017
Pop-Up IKEA Café Coming to Queen St. W.

Toronto, ON - The furniture giant IKEA is trying its hand at a pop-up café in downtown Toronto this month to show off its famous meatballs and frozen yogurt — with no assembly required. The IKEA Play Café is opening Friday at 336 Queen St. W., and will combine shopping, playing and eating in the almost 8,000 square foot space through June 27... »

June 13, 2017
Fashion Valley Mall Getting New Stores, Second Valet Location

Mission Valley, CA - A relocated California Pizza Kitchen, new stores, and a second valet location are among additions in the works at Fashion Valley mall in Mission Valley. A statement from the mall’s operator, Simon Property Group Inc., said stores slated to join the lineup this spring include women’s fashion retailer Joie, opening a 1,470... »

June 13, 2017
Local Couple Opens Used Specialty Lego Store in Kelso Mall

Kelso, WA - Jerame Moore jokes that Legos got him in and out of the construction business. The small, colorful bricks and figures inspired him to create and build things in real life. So after deciding that 12 years in construction was enough, Moore returned to the roots of his creativity. Moore and his wife, Vola, opened their second used Le... »

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