Big Box

Joe Minicozzi of Urban3 recently got national media attention from Forbes. The article describes Minicozzi as a kind of evangelist, making a strong, rational case for cities of all sizes to invest in their downtowns instead of bi-box retail.
Mar 18, 2014   Forbes - BrandVoice
Emily Badger recounts the litany of gripes about Big Box stores, then proceeds to present the results of a recent study that shows why they may not be so bad after all.
Feb 12, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Dense downtowns provide more tax revenues for cities than strip mall and big box development on a per acre basis, according to a new study.
Aug 10, 2011   Glendwood Springs Post Independent
Who ever heard of "small-box stores"? Retail experts say the Walmarts and Targets of the world should have great success with smaller stores in urban settings.
Mar 31, 2011   Retail Traffic Magazine
Wal-Mart has started a major public relations effort to try to get the public behind plans to open several of its big box retail stores in New York City.
Jan 11, 2011   The New York Times
Walmart, famous for not budging on their store designs, may be ready to build an urban alternative with a handful of stores proposed for the D.C. area. Greater Greater Washington gets the scoop on the plans.
Nov 24, 2010   New Urban News Network
Wal-Mart announced a new "urban strategy" to move into cities that have traditionally been hostile to the big box retailer. Smaller format stores will concentrate on selling groceries, which account for about half the company's sales already.
Sep 23, 2010   American Banking & Market News
Gene Fredericks wants to turn empty big box stores into hydroponic and aquaponic growing centers using the latest technologies.
Sep 2, 2010   Grist
The new casino rising along Philadelphia's Delaware River is likely to be little more than a drab Big Box with gambling inside, according to this review from <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> architecture critic Inga Saffron.
Mar 23, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
A pro-smart growth group in Lockport, NY attempted to stop a WalMart Supercenter from being built in their town, but the state supreme court rejected their appeal.
Feb 25, 2010   The Buffalo News
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.
Jan 21, 2010   The Birmingham News