Tag Archives: shopping malls

Retail redefined: What’s next for retailers?

by Andy Gutman, Farbman Group At a time when the retail industry is changing so rapidly, and retail real estate realities are shifting at an unprecedented pace, commercial real estate professionals are striving to set their sights on what comes … Continue reading

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Driverless cars, entertainment centers and panic rooms … the right combo for dying malls?

by Dan Rafter Can driverless cars save struggling suburban shopping malls? Maybe … at least in part. These cars of the future might be one way technology can give a boost to malls, said Vishu Ramanathan, chief executive officer of … Continue reading

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What happens when a shopping mall dies

by Dan Rafter Northland Center Mall in Southfield, Michigan, was once the busiest of places. First opening to the public in 1954, the mall featured a four-level Hudson’s department store. Six years later, the mall opened its movie theater, one … Continue reading

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Stores empty? Maybe consumers are still living paycheck-to-paycheck

by Dan Rafter Wonder why so many shopping malls and retailers continue to struggle today? It might have something to do with the reduced buying power of consumers. Too many consumers continue to live paycheck-to-paycheck. It makes it hard for … Continue reading

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