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August 12, 2013
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All Roads Lead to Retail in Florida

10. All Roads Lead to Retail in Florida from Cindy Radney on Vimeo. Are you heading to ICSC's Florida conference this month? Get an insider's perspective on Florida's major retail markets of Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Broward County from on-the-ground experts. Learn about the different drivers impacting the resurgence of retail in the Sunshine State…

August 7, 2013
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Authenticity Brings Blue Bottle to the Forefront of Specialty Coffee

With a desire to build a brand that goes beyond the standard coffee shop, Blue Bottle Coffee Co. opened its first store in 2002, in Oakland, California. The roastery is known for placing generous care into the craft of the coffee they produce, and have spent the last few years bringing their hand-poured filtered technique…

August 5, 2013
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Is The Retail Real Estate Outlook Improving?

Regency Center’s Mac Chandler Responds. Interview conducted and condensed by Michael Lagazo Muted-to-incremental improvements in market conditions have investors looking for strong investment vehicles to make up lost ground. Shopping center REITs have performed well over several quarters and are showing resilience. The neighborhood and community shopping center components maintain optimism. At press time, Regency…

August 2, 2013
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Introducing the Thomas M. Menino Alliance Scholarship

The ICSC Foundation continues to meet the needs of our members in unexpected ways. This time it is focusing on the association’s public sector and nonprofit members. Those members who bridge the gap between public and private interests. The ICSC Foundation recently established a scholarship to honor one of is most active public sector members,…