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May 1, 2017
Crayola Amusement Center Coming to Plano’s Shops at Willow Bend

Plano, TX - Two malls in rival Collin County cities are officially fighting over the kids. The Shops at Willow Bend is asking Plano's planning and zoning board tonight to approve plans to build a Crayola Experience indoor amusement center. Last month, Willow Bend said it was making space available for the Plano Children's Theater. And Stone... »

April 29, 2017
Tamarack Village Shopping Center Healthy at Age 20 Amid Retail Challenges

Woodbury, MN - Ask Kim Jorgensen about Tamarack Village, and her answers explain why it has thrived for 20 years. “I love this mall,” she said, as she bought yellow daffodils in a flower shop. She likes the design, the convenience, the stores — enough to drive from her home in South St. Paul to shop in Woodbury. Because of shoppers like... »

April 28, 2017
‘Baseball and the Berkshires’ Moves to Berkshire Mall

Lanesborough, MA - Right alongside an athletic shoe retailer where today's high school baseball stars would feel at home, the stars of Berkshire County's yesteryear have a new home. "Baseball and the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond" holds its grand opening on Saturday and Sunday and will be open Friday through Sunday for the foreseeable futu... »

April 28, 2017
Guess What’s Popping up at Montclair Mall’s New Food Court? Possibly You

Montclair, CA - Wannabe restaurateurs have a chance to test their dreams — without rent — at Montclair Place’s new food court, expected to open next month. The mall is sponsoring a contest it’s calling, in reality TV fashion, “search for the next great popup.” The winning entry gets free space to operate in the food court, dubbed Mor... »

April 27, 2017
New Hot Property For Malls: Escape Rooms

Rockaway, NJ - Rockaway Townsquare mall has a new tenant that is becoming a hot property for shopping centers and downtown landlords. This tenant, next door to a J.C. Penney department store, doesn’t sell clothes, shoes or cosmetics. Instead, customers pay $20 to be locked in a room for an hour, and solve riddles in order to “escape.” Reme... »

April 27, 2017
Simon CEO Says He’s Confident Mall Business Will Prevail in Tough Retail Climate

Despite ongoing turmoil in the retail sector, the leader of the nation’s largest mall owner said he remains bullish on the in-store shopping experience and his company will continue to invest in its properties. “The traffic is there,” David Simon, CEO of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc., said in a conference call with investors... »

April 27, 2017
H&M Clothier to Open New Store at Tanger Outlets Westport

Westport, CT - High fashion, low-price retailer Hennes and Mauritz, or H&M as it is more commonly known, will expand its Connecticut network of stores this fall, adding a 20,000-square-foot location at Tanger Outlets Westbrook. The Westbrook store will be Swedish retailer’s 10th Connecticut store. H&M opened its first Connecticut store in Bras... »

April 27, 2017
New Entertainment Center, Barnes and Noble Spin-off Coming to Mall in Columbia

Columbia, MD - Two new tenants will take up the top floor of the Sears store at The Mall in Columbia by fall 2018 as the department store shrinks from two floors to one. Barnes and Noble will open a new store concept launched last year that expands the traditional bookstore cafe into an all-day restaurant with wine and table-side service. Mai... »

April 24, 2017
Irish Retail Giant Primark Prepares for Braintree Opening

Braintree, MA - For months, the top floor of Sears at the South Shore Plaza has been off limits as the store went through renovation and prepared for a new tenant at the mall. Come June, the doors will be reopened and the space will be occupied by Irish retailer Primark, which is bringing their 338th store and third in Massachusetts to Braintree... »

April 24, 2017
Shinola to Open New store at Somerset Mall This Week

Troy, MI - Luxury watchmaker Shinola is preparing to open its doors at its newest Michigan location. The Detroit-based company is opening its third store in the region on Friday inside Somerset Collection Mall's south end. It will be on the second floor, next to Williams-Sonoma and Anthropologie.... »

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