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July 24, 2017
Vacant Storefronts Uncommon at Sioux Falls’ Empire Mall

Sioux Falls, SD - The empty storefront where Best Buy Mobile used to be is already reserved for a newcomer. The spot, in a corner of the Empire Mall's open and sky-lit central court, will eventually host jewelry store Ashcroft & Oak. A candy store is opening down the hall in the spot of an old Footlocker and an escape room is opening in another ... »

July 24, 2017
Escape Rooms hit Rogue Valley Mall

Medford, OR - A new business is making the Rogue Valley Mall a little bit harder to escape. On September 1st Baffled Escape Rooms are adding a new location in the Rogue Valley Mall in Medford. Escape rooms are physical adventure games where people have to use clues and strategy to make their way out of rooms through a maze.... »

July 24, 2017
Mall St. Matthews Undergoing Major Reno for Dave & Buster’s, Forever 21 Shrinking

Louisville, KY Metro Louisville regulators have issued a building permit for a major renovation at Mall St. Matthews to accommodate Dave & Buster's as a new anchor tenant and also the down-sizing of the existing Forever 21 store. Dave & Buster's is a popular bar and restaurant chain that doubles as an entertainment hub and recently signed a ten... »

July 23, 2017
Blue Nile to Open Sixth Webroom

Salem, NH - Online jewelry retailer Blue Nile continues its expansion to physical locations as it plans to open a sixth webroom later this year. The platform will be located at the Mall at Rockingham Park, in Salem, New Hampshire, enabling visitors to view products in-store and place orders online. Unlike traditional jewelry stores, webrooms ar... »

July 23, 2017
Wegmans Construction Progressing at Natick Mall

Natick, MA - Construction is progressing as Wegmans Food Markets prepares to open a store in Natick Mall. The Metrowest Daily News reports crews have been working extensively on the interior of the former JCPenney store, where supports are exposed. “My understanding is it’s moving along pretty quickly,” said Jamie Errickson, the town’... »

July 22, 2017
Soft Surroundings Chooses Coconut Point Mall for First Florida Store

Estero, FL - While other retailers are closing stores as they struggle to make it in a highly competitive digital age, Soft Surroundings is expanding its footprint with new locations. On Friday the women's retailer — started as a catalog company — will open its 51st store at Coconut Point mall off U.S. 41 in Estero. It's the company's first ... »

July 21, 2017
Ontario Mills Getting 7 New Stores this Summer

Ontario, CA - New food, new stores. Ontario Mills announced this week the arrival of seven new tenants. Four stores recently opened and three others will open later this summer. “I just admire the fact that they keep finding new retailers and in this case new and unique retailers to come into the mall,” said Brad Umansky, president of the... »

July 20, 2017
Illinois’ Largest Mall Is Getting A New, Upgraded Food Court

Schaumburg, IL - Big changes are afoot at Woodfield Mall. Owner Simon Property Group started construction on a $13.9M dining pavilion two weeks ago, the latest phase in an ongoing overhaul of Illinois' largest shopping center that began shortly after Simon acquired a 50% stake in Woodfield in 2013, valued at $505M. Woodfield Mall General Manage... »

July 20, 2017
Mall Leaders say Franklin Park is Thriving in Competitive Retail Marketplace

Toledo, OH - As online retail expands local stores and malls are working to stay competitive. One of Toledo's biggest economic drivers is the Franklin Park Mall. It's constantly evaluating the way it does business to keep you coming back. Franklin Park opened in 1971.Shopping habits have changed a lot in the decades since.The first competition c... »

July 20, 2017
New Stores, New Looks at CherryVale Mall

Cherry Valley, IL - Two new stores set up shop and two others got a new look at CherryVale Mall, 7200 Harrison Ave. “We are excited to welcome these new retailers and newly renovated stores to CherryVale,” said Mark Peterson, the mall’s general manager. “These additions are both exciting and invigorating for the shopping center and the c... »

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