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October 25, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- The Soaring Butterfly

With wings constructed of 100% stain glass and a delicate structure the suspended butterfly sculpture in the New Port Center is the main attraction. Intricate, elegant and intriguing the art form has brought significantly more shoppers to the center. Ester … Continue reading

September 27, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- The Boston Man

Are downtown centers successful for all markets? Stephen Karp,1984, grinning in his sweater vest says, “Developers are going to be reevaluating urban locations. There are unique trends in the Boston metropolitan market that aren’t necessarily going to work everywhere. It … Continue reading

September 13, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays-All About The Image

M.G Herring, president of Herring Group speaks on the possibility of mixing off-price and traditional retailers in the same shopping centers “The key to success lies in market strategy. Define the market and design a strategy to attract it. Tie … Continue reading

August 23, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- A White beard full of wisdom

When asked about the future of diversification in relation to small mom and pop stores in1983, Stanley Marcus replied, “I’m very bullish about the independent merchant. Someday the department store will wake up and say: Where’s our business gone? There … Continue reading