Retail

August 2, 2010, 6am PDT
Retail Traffic Magazine reports that the indoor mall, long declared dead, has weathered the storm of the recession better than expected -- and better than many retail concepts imagined as the next big thing.
Retail Traffic Magazine
June 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Mall operators across the country were getting requests for rent relief during the economic downturn, but in a sign of possible recovery, the requests have mostly dried up.
Retail Traffic Magazine
June 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
A local Austin developer talks about the challenges of getting the right mix of services that residents can support.
Oak Hill Gazette
June 14, 2010, 2pm PDT
Mall operator Westfield Group says it is developing a completely virtual "mall" shopping space, and is seeking retailers to rent spaces.
Retail Traffic Magazine
June 11, 2010, 1pm PDT
Are there two many stores? Growing evidence says yes, that the retail market is unlikely to spring back and with the shift to internet spending, it's likely that we've already got more retail space than we need.
ArtVoice
March 11, 2010, 9am PST
The small community of Tofino on Vancouver Island is looking to ban all future franchise retail establishments from moving into town.
The Vancouver Sun
Feature
March 11, 2010, 5am PST

Why do Main St. redevelopments get it wrong so much of the time?

Scott Doyon
March 4, 2010, 1pm PST
Foot traffic is up 3.5%, and even sales are up a little at Minnesota's megamall. Retail Traffic Magazine gleans some lessons from the Mall's success.
Retail Traffic Magazine
January 25, 2010, 7am PST
Laredo, Texas is losing its only bookstore, a B. Dalton (the chain is going out of business).
CNN
January 21, 2010, 10am PST
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.
The Birmingham News
Blog post
November 15, 2009, 3pm PST

Is there a happy medium between the run-down liquor store and the gourmet shop? 

What is the best form of Main Street retail, as people move back to the city and re-emergent neighborhoods acquire shops and services that were once lacking?

Diana DeRubertis
September 20, 2009, 5am PDT
Palm Springs officials are working to fill the windows of empty storefronts with art and movie posters in order to keep the streetscape feeling lively.
The Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2009, 7am PDT
Pop-up stores -- stores that fill retail space for a couple of quick months, than vanish -- were once scoffed at by retail landlords. Today, they're plugging holes in the retail economy.
Retail Traffic Magazine
August 31, 2009, 8am PDT
Retail Traffic Magazine reports that money-starved states like California are raising taxes on commercial property and gutting local economic development agencies, hurting developers.
Retail Traffic Magazine
August 20, 2009, 10am PDT
With nearly 20,000 retail outlets shutting down so far this year in England, the future of towns' high streets looks shaky. But some say reviving these main streets is as simple as converting empty shops into housing units.
Building
August 11, 2009, 3am PDT
Local businesses on a busy Vancouver street that had been hosting weekly car-free events this summer have protested and effectively cancelled the event.
CBC
July 15, 2009, 6am PDT
The convenience store announced it would open 200 new stores this year. A rep said that attractive locations had opened up for the retailer that were previously too expensive.
The New York Times
July 10, 2009, 8am PDT
Fountains are highly effective at attracting shoppers, say retail operators REIT Macerich. Their annual survey of 7,000 shoppers says that shoppers connect fountains with a positive shopping experience.
Retail Traffic Magazine
June 19, 2009, 5am PDT
As recently as the turn of this century, retailers were taking a chance on downtown Detroit. But today, Starbucks, Borders and others are pulling their stores out.
The Wall St. Journal
May 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
Real estate brokers are looking towards local and atypical businesses to fill empty retail space left behind by shrinking and bankrupt national chains like Starbucks and CompUSA.
International Council Of Shopping Centers