August 27, 2017
As Shoppers go Online, Malls Undergo Dramatic Changes

Auburn Hills, MI - With two young children in tow, Dave and Karen Payne headed for Legoland, making their way past the "coming soon" sign at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, where workers were busy building the mall's next attraction. The Paynes had driven from Windsor so their kids — Elizabeth, 9, and Philip, 4 — could have one... »

August 25, 2017
Macy’s Backstage Opens at Mall at Prince Georges

Hyattsville, MD - The Mall at Prince Georges, in Hyattsville, Maryland, continues to add new retailers as part of its yearlong makeover. Macy’s Backstage is holding an Aug. 26 grand opening for its store at the mall, which is near the Prince George’s Plaza Metro. The store had a soft opening last weekend.... »

August 25, 2017
$6 Million Makeover Set to Commence at Gurnee Mills

Gurnee, IL - A trip to the mall is not what it used to be. According to Gurnee Mills general manager Randy Ebertowski, the individual shopping experience of the past is being replaced by a family-friendly excursion of dining, entertainment and hanging out, in addition to retail. "Bring out the whole family," Ebertowski said, noting one of the ma... »

August 25, 2017
Unilever Samples a New Type of Pop-up Shop

New York, NY - Unilever's latest retail experiment is a blend of today's trends. The company opened St. Ives Mixing Bar in New York's Soho neighborhood this summer. Inside, customers can choose ingredients from Unilever's St. Ives skin care brand to create their own facial scrubs and body lotions. The St. Ives concept allows customers to cust... »

August 24, 2017
Westfield Century City Launching Studio Services Suite, VIP Green Room

Los Angeles, CA - As part of its $1 billion redevelopment, Westfield Century City Mall is set to launch a centralized studio services suite to cater to L.A.'s music, film and TV industries, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter exclusively. The dedicated space will be a home base for stylists and costume designers, with its own VIP green room for ... »

August 24, 2017
Halloween Express Hays Owners ‘Dying’ to Open

Hays, KS - Halloween is the favorite holiday of Hays resident Kearsten Koerner. When she and her husband Mike saw a Halloween Express retail store in Colorado Springs last year, Kearsten told Mike “we have to have one of these in Hays.” And soon there will be. Halloween Express will open as a pop-up store in Big Creek Crossing, 2918 Vine,... »

August 22, 2017
Get Your Lobster Fix at Lenox Square Mall this Fall

Atlanta, GA - A food truck concept that gained popularity on the TV show “Shark Tank” is opening its first East Coast brick-and-mortar location in Atlanta this fall. Cousins Maine Lobster, which has two food trucks in metro Atlanta, is set to open at Lenox Square Mall across from Bantam + Biddy. It will be the franchise’s third sit-down... »

August 22, 2017
Six New Stores Opening at Florida Mall

Orlando, FL - Six new stores, including the area’s first American Soul and Windsor Fashion, are opening at Florida Mall. NYX Professional Makeup and luggage maker Roncato are also opening the first stores in this market, and there will be new stores from Victoria’s Secret PINK and Shoe Palace as well. American Soul is a fashion boutique b... »

August 21, 2017
Moonshine-Tasting Destination Opens at Opry Mills

Nashville, TN - There’s a new activity for shoppers to enjoy at Opry Mills as part of the mall’s ever-growing entertainment options: moonshine tasting. Pigeon Forge-based distillery Smith Creek Moonshine opened a tasting bar and retail shop at the mall in early August. The moonshine-tasting destination joins other Opry Mills newcomers, inclu... »

August 21, 2017
Premium Outlet Mall Freshens up With New Stores

Pleasant Prairie, WI - Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets is spiffing up, with store expansions and the addition of new retailers as officials hope to offer customers a new shopping experience. Two new restaurants — China Town and Teriyaki Grill — opened last week, and Starbucks is expected to open this fall in the 90-store outdoor mall, 11211... »

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