April 24, 2017
The Newest Pop-up Space in Midtown Helps Entrepreneurs Test Their Businesses, Together

Detroit, MI - Ne'Gyle Beaman doesn't have a storefront for his men's apparel brand, Bleu Bowtique. But this March, he got the next best thing. Cass Collective, a new collaborative retail space on Cass Avenue in Midtown, houses Bleu Bowtique and five other pop-up stores, ranging from an olive oil shop to a jewelry store to clothing boutiques. Bus... »

April 24, 2017
Nordstrom Tucks a Tux-Rental Site into Several Stores

Lynnwood, WA - The Black Tux, a suit- and tuxedo-rental company that operates primarily online, this week opens a store-within-a-Nordstrom store at Alderwood mall, one of six such locations. The Santa Monica-based company, which began in 2013, was founded by longtime friends Andrew Blackmon and Patrick Coyne, who, while preparing for Blackmon’... »

April 21, 2017
$18M Renovation Begins at Lahaina Cannery Mall

Lahaina, HI - The Lahaina Cannery Mall has embarked on an $18 million renovation project that coincides with a Safeway expansion at the mall that will almost double the size of the supermarket, owners of the mall announced Tuesday. The renovations, which will retain the character of the historic cannery, will update the building’s exterior by ... »

April 21, 2017
Keep On Poppin’ On: Pop-Up Shops Gain Popularity in Tucson as Entrepreneurs use the Concept to Reinvent Their Craft

Tucson, AZ - The “pop-up” trend has gained much attention in Tucson in the last few years thanks to an up and coming chef, an innovative restaurant owner, and a couple of creative entrepreneurs. Pop-ups—temporary shops or events that typically last anywhere from a day to a few months—have been popular in big cities, but Tucson has recently ... »

April 20, 2017
How Unattended Kiosks Are Connecting Consumers With Cosmetics

Another cosmetic player in the unattended retail space is the Proactiv Company, a producer of acne treatment and prevention products. In addition to positioning its self-service kiosks at airports, Proactiv’s unattended retail locations can also be found at malls located around the world. With about 1,000 kiosks peppered across the U.S., Canada a... »

April 20, 2017
Mall at Whitney Field Steadily Improving

Leominster, MA - When his company purchased the Mall at Whitney Field in 2013, Fred Sands said he saw a lot of opportunity and possibilities in the 700,000-square-foot retail space. "We like the area, we like the demographics, we like the state," the chairman of Vintage Real Estate LLC told the Sentinel & Enterprise. "We want to be a part of the... »

April 20, 2017
The Rise and Rise of Pop-up Shops and What it Means for Retail

Pop-up retail has taken the UK by storm over the last few years, with temporary shops now proving a staple in many of the country’s busiest retail spaces. The UK’s pop-up industry is estimated to be worth £2.3 billion, accounting for around 0.76 per cent of total retail turnover, according to EE’s Britain's Pop-Up Retail Economy report. ... »

April 20, 2017
Amazon Pop-Up Store Coming To Mall of Georgia

Buford, GA - Amazon shoppers will soon get a chance to try out the technology giant's products in person at the Mall of Georgia. Amazon Pop-Up is expected to open at the mall later this month. Shoppers will be able to check out Amazon devices like Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Fire tablets, Dash Buttons and Kindles at the shop. The shop will be in a ... »

April 18, 2017
An Escape Room Concept Opens Soon at Carolina Place Mall

Pineville, NC - An escape room concept called Breakout is opening April 20 at Carolina Place Mall. This will be location No. 42 for Breakout, which combines problem-solving and code-cracking in an hour-long experience in which participants have to “escape” a given scenario, like a kidnapping or a museum heist. The 3,325 square-foot locati... »

April 18, 2017
In a Reversal, Maple Grove Votes to Bring Portillo’s Restaurant to Mall

Maple Grove, MN - Portillo’s is coming to Maple Grove after all, the City Council decided Monday evening. The 4-1 vote comes after an earlier vote denying the Chicago-based hot dog restaurant’s plans to open a location in the Shoppes at Arbor Lake over fears about parking and traffic congestion. The proposal would bring a 9,000-square-foo... »

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