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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!…

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 was created by using natural cooling materials such as cement, high ceilings to maximize the…

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 theme.

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 Fuhrman, 1984 president of Fuhrman art consulting said, “A sculpture should add excitement to make…

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 isn’t true anymore that some water will automatically make you successful”