Category Archives: retail

CBRE wraps retail leasing at Milwaukee’s Avenir mixed-use development

  by Dan Rafter It doesn’t seem like the biggest of retail deals: Zoup! — which, as its name suggests is a national soup-themed restaurant franchise — earlier this year leased 2,230 square feet in Wangard Partners’ Avenir mixed-use project … Continue reading

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Colliers International: Cleveland’s thriving downtown the key to leasing The Arcade

by Dan Rafter Downtown Cleveland is booming today. And The Arcade retail center is in the exact heart of the city’s CBD. To Chris Seelig, first vice president and principal with the Cleveland office of Colliers International, that prime location … Continue reading

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WISPARK’s downtown dreams becoming a reality in Oak Creek

by Dan Rafter Developer WISPARK’s plan for the Drexel Town Square development in Oak Creek, Wis., is far from a small one: Jerry Franke, president of the Milwaukee-based developer, says that WISPARK from day one had dreams of creating a … Continue reading

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Probably not safe for work, but here’s how RadioShack should respond to those snickering about its struggles

by Dan Rafter These are tough times for venerable retailers. McDonald’s is having well-publicized problems. Now tech retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy protection after 94 years. The odd part of RadioShack’s story, though, is the laughs that it has … Continue reading

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Dollar stores slowing down? Don’t count on it

by Dan Rafter Dollar General plans to open 650 more stores throughout 2015, according to the latest retail research from Marcus & Millichap. That’s second among U.S. retailers only to sandwich seller Subway. With the addition of the 650 locations, … Continue reading

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Here are the retailers that will see the most growth in 2015

Which retailers are the ones to watch in 2015? According to Marcus & Millichap, Subway tops the list. According to Marcus & Millichap’s 2015 retail forecast, Subway, which already operates more than 38,000 stores across the United States, plans to … Continue reading

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The challenges facing McDonald’s

by Dan Rafter McDonald’s has long been important to the Midwest. The golden arches dominate the fast-food industry in the Midwest’s major cities. And the company’s headquarters is located right outside of Chicago, in the suburb of Oak Brook, Ill. … Continue reading

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