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May 9, 2017
Shoppers Flock to Mall for Grand Opening

Winnipeg, MB - More than 1,000 shoppers surrounded Winnipeg’s newest mall primed to open their wallets and welcome a new retail option to the city last Wednesday. Outlet Collection Winnipeg opened on May 3 and is the city’s first pure outlet retailer at 400,000-square-feet. At 10 a.m. anxious shoppers, some of whom had claimed a spot in l... »

May 9, 2017
Asheville Mall to get Multimillion-Dollar Upgrade

Asheville, NC - At the age of 45, Asheville Mall is going in for a facelift. A stalwart of the Asheville Shopping scene since its opening in 1972, the mall will be getting a multimillion-dollar renovation this year. Work is already underway and should be finished in time for the holiday rush. "We are thrilled to offer shoppers a newly refresh... »

May 8, 2017
Three New Businesses will Replace Macy’s in the Moorestown Mall

Moorestown, NJ - The owners of the Moorestown Mall have reached an agreement to buy the former Macy’s building with plans to bring three businesses into the space, officials said last week. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, the Philadelphia-based mall owner, plans to split the former anchor store into three for two unidentified tenant... »

May 8, 2017
Escape 605 Expands into Empire Mall, adds Business Group-Friendly Changes

Sioux Falls, SD - Escape room business Escape 605 is expanding into the Empire Mall and adding beer and wine sales and business group-friendly options, including a conference room. Construction will soon begin on Escape 605's expansion into the 4,000-square-foot former Vanity location, said Realtor Amy Stockberger, who co-owns the business with ... »

May 5, 2017
Westfield Buys Sears Store in Its Bethesda Mall

Bethesda, MD - Sears sold its Westfield Montgomery store to the mall company, according to a spokesman for the department store. Sears Holdings, which owns Sears, sold the Bethesda store as part of a $105 million package deal that includes two other stores to the Westfield Group, which operates the Bethesda and Wheaton malls and others internati... »

May 5, 2017
The Other Side of Brick-and-Mortar Retail: Survival of the Fittest

The stories about major brick-and-mortar retailers closing physical locations in favor of online-only models are piling on, garnering attention with hyperbolic doom-and-gloom headlines. However, there is a different, more telling side to the story. Clearly, there are too many malls and too many stores, and the internet is impacting the retail la... »

May 5, 2017
Pop-up Stores Blossoming across Southern California

Popup shops at malls aren’t just for Halloween costumes in October, personalized ornament stores during the holidays or H&R Blocks at tax season anymore. The same trend helping up-and-coming entrepreneurs get a foothold in the marketplace — albeit temporarily — at music festivals or fan conventions, or even inside other stores, are now han... »

May 4, 2017
How Pop-up Shops Bridge the gap Between ecommerce and Brick-and-Mortars

Changing a store’s window display regularly is good retail business sense. But for Bref MTL, changing the display is the business. The Mile End shop is an art gallery-store hybrid whose name is exactly right: Bref, or en anglais, “brief” — as in: in four to six weeks’ time these products will be gone, replaced by an entirely new assort... »

May 4, 2017
Let the Games Begin: Torrance Approves Dave & Buster’s at Del Amo Mall

Torrance, CA - Torrance’s sprawling Del Amo Fashion Center, already one of the nation’s largest malls, is getting even bigger. But in a reflection of the struggling retail industry’s woes, an entertainment-oriented business — not the addition of new stores — is largely driving the expansion. The city’s Planning Commission on Wednesda... »

May 4, 2017
Juno Active Opening First Physical Store at Mall of America

Bloomington, MN - A Mendota Heights-based plus-sized athletic and swimwear brand, which for 22 years operated as a catalog and online-only retailer, will open its first-ever brick-and-mortar store in the Mall of America. Juno Active, formerly known as Junonia, has signed a short-term lease for a 3,200-square-foot space on the first floor of t... »

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