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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

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