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June 25, 2014
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Check Out Retailer Doughnuttery

It is no question that doughnuts are a classic American dessert. While you can find full sized doughnuts almost anywhere, mini doughnuts are becoming an increasingly popular new trend. Miniature, handmade, artisan-crafted doughnuts are exactly what you will find at Doughnuttery, located in the Chelsea Market. Though the doughnuts are miniscule in size, they are…

June 18, 2014
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Learn More About Expanding Retailer Toasted

This week’s featured retailer of the week is Toasted: Crafted Grilled Cheese & Burgers. Located in Winter Park, Florida, Toasted is a fast casual restaurant that has set itself apart from the crowd thanks to its “clever, not cheesy” concept. Specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers, Toasted has amassed a loyal following since its…

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 are the 3rd most visited place for the average American after home and work. Therefor,…

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 multifaceted space hosted a New Years Eve party with over 50,000 guests.

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 the sales were for the retail store.

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 old, in terms of function, traffic, and visual impact.”

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 National Conference on 12/3/12 and 12/4/12! Feel free to upload as many photos you like!…