End of the Big Box Era

In Birmingham, Alabama, developers are seeing a lot of empty big box and anchor retail spaces, while smaller, neighborhood centers are actually seeing an increase in occupancy.
January 21, 2010, 10am PST | Tim Halbur
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Michael Tomberlin writes, "Bankruptcies and closings by retailers such as Bruno's, Circuit City, Goody's and Linens 'N' Things have left hard-to-fill holes in many centers.

Graham said smaller retailers have been able to weather the storm, but a prolonged recession and slow business at neighboring anchors could start taking a toll."

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Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 in The Birmingham News
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