As the global recession continues to hit the global economy, shopping centers take on two distinct development patterns in developed and developing nations.
Jun 28, 2012 Retail Traffic
A big box mall built in East Harlem, complete with an 1,100 space garage, is seeing its customers walk to shop instead of driving. The suburban assumptions underlying the enormous garage never panned out in the heart of the city.
Jun 26, 2012 Streetsblog
An LA based artist is about reopen a 100,000 square foot disused JC Penney as an arts complex in West Houston. The former West Oaks Mall anchor had been vacant for two years before becoming the focus of the new rehab concept.
Dec 13, 2011 Swamplot.com
North Bethesda's White Flint Mall is your standard 850,000 sq. ft. mall surrounded by parking structures. The developer has announced it will be replacing the whole thing with a 5 million sq. ft. collection of apartments, offices and shops.
Nov 30, 2011 The Gazette (Maryland)
A Sears Shopping Center in Lincoln Park, Michigan has found a novel way to kill their competitor - close the easement the developer is using to access the property.
Oct 18, 2011 The News-Herald
Thanks to massive projects fuelled by developers rather than retailers, and official efforts to spur a consumer economy, China is becoming home to massive, deserted malls.
Oct 3, 2011 The Globe and Mail
Elaine Misonzhnik says the time is soon coming where having a smartphone at the mall will be a necessity instead of a luxury.
Sep 21, 2011 Retail Traffic Magazine
The regional mall has been declared dead for a decade, but Elaine Misonzhnik says the behemoths weathered the recession well and are poised for a comeback.
May 11, 2011 Retail Traffic Magazine
Officials in New Jersey are planning to revive a stalled megamall project called Xanadu. <em>The New York Times</em> asks a panel of experts whether the plan should move forward.
May 5, 2011 The New York Times
New South China Mall in Dongguan, China has been 99% vacant since it was built in 2005. Is Chinese development running amok? Sarah Goodyear looks at a recent documentary that explains why the mall was built.
Mar 31, 2011 Grist