Retail

June 2, 2019, 5am PDT
Two SoHo residents argue that outdated zoning holds the Manhattan neighborhoods back, requiring special permits or variances for many current residential and commercial uses.
Crain's Business New York
December 31, 2018, 7am PST
2018 was more of the same for the demise of retail businesses in the United States.
CityLab
July 13, 2018, 8am PDT
CVS is about as American as apple pie, but at what cost to American communities?
The Dallas Morning News
June 1, 2018, 10am PDT
A number of cities are considering hiking up taxes on vacant properties. But does that actually lead to a reduction in blight?
Governing
April 26, 2018, 1pm PDT
Because of closures at big box stores like Toys R US, 2018 will see total retail space down sharply even while the number of store closures is small compared to last year.
Financial Times
March 1, 2018, 2pm PST
In places like San Jose, "new approaches to the storefront" are paying dividends for physical retailers willing to experiment.
SPUR
October 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Ross Stores continues its expansion in the face of a much-foretold retail apocalypse. The shopping experience it provides may be one reason it can stand up to Amazon.
The Business Journals
September 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A California Nordstrom store will stock no clothing for customers to buy. Instead, it will let shoppers try on clothes in a curated environment and order anything they like to be sent to their homes.
The Washington Post
September 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
Reports of the death of brick and mortar retail have been greatly exaggerated, according to a new analysis.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Auburn Boulevard in the city of Citrus Heights, California is a case study of what urban strategist Michele Reeves calls the "female approach to economic development."
UrbDeZine
June 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Online options and oversaturation in some markets are leading to continued declines in physical storefronts around the country.
Bloomberg
June 2, 2017, 2pm PDT
More apparel sales will move online, and department stores will continue to struggle in 2017.
Business Insider
May 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Headquarters campus of Amazon will include housing for homeless who would have been displaced by the company’s purchase of the hotel that included their shelter.
Next City
April 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Retail across the US is shrinking precipitously. Where does that leave parking? Scott Doyon has pointers on not applying old logic to new dynamics.
PlaceShakers
April 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The latest Chapter 11 in a familiar story.
The Washington Post
March 21, 2017, 9am PDT
While much has been made of the suburban shopping mall's decline, successful urban retail spaces are taking their inspiration from the humble city street.
The Guardian
March 18, 2017, 5am PDT
Competition from online retailers forced many physical stores to close their doors, that trend could be headed for grocery stores next.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle
March 3, 2017, 1pm PST
In Chicago, which has seen closures by retailers like Sears, Macy's, and others, Mayor Emanuel is offering some relief in the form of grants.
Chicago Tribune
February 17, 2017, 11am PST
Amazon Go stores started in the ground floor of an Amazon office building. The company is trying other retail experiments, like a drive-up grocery store, in Seattle, where executives can watch the experiments up close.
The New York Times
November 8, 2016, 6am PST
Articles that claim online commerce have surpassed sales at brick and mortar stores are wrong, according to an article on City Observatory.
City Observatory