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December 27, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- The Glistening Ambience

The reflection of the chandelier sparkled off every wall and visitor that entered the center. The Waterford crystal chandelier was installed in the Waterford Mall in 1985 and was the largest at the time in the United States. Shopping centers … Continue reading

December 20, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- Capital Sensation New Years Party

The old post office was built over 100 years ago, located between the White House and Capital Hill. What once was an unused building quickly transformed into 60,000 square feet of food shops, cafes and fine boutiques. In 1984 the … Continue reading

December 13, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- Sparkle and Glamour

Ever wonder what shopping magazines were like in the 1980s? Well, it was a whole lot different then online shopping. The strategy for mail order catalogs was solely the idea of luxury. The more glamour in the magazine the higher … Continue reading

November 22, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- Virgin land 1984

Expansion is a crucial part of success for any retail real estate. Howard N. Brownstein, always grinning, gives some valuable advice on this topic “Expansion isn’t like building on virgin land, because the new has to blend seamlessly with the … Continue reading

November 15, 2012

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Get Your Instagram ON at The New York National Conference!

We are VERY excited to announce ICSC is doing its first Instagram contest at the New York National Conference! Here is your chance to win a FUJIFILM instax 210! Upload a photo and tag #ICSC and #NYConf during the NY … Continue reading

November 8, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- Saving energy even in the sweltering heat of 1984

In Waikiki, Hawaii the heat is always a dilemma when it comes to building a shopping center. However, the developers of the Waikiki Center found a way to save energy and still keep the center cool and comfortable. Energy saving … Continue reading

November 1, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- Toast to the ‘sister’ centers

The first know international relationship between shopping centers occurred in 1985 with the bond between Fremont Hub in California and Kamishiba Center in Fukaya, Japan. The official collaboration was made at the annual merchant’s association dinner, set in a Japanese … Continue reading