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March 22, 2011
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Who’s coming to Vegas?!?!

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March 9, 2011
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Paris’ Biggest Retail Center to Get Major Overhaul

By Bennett Voyles Le Forum des Halles is the biggest shopping center in central Paris. It is one of Europe’s most profitable. And it is roundly hated by many Parisians, who regard the three-decade-old, nearly 650,000-square-foot center as cramped, unsafe and spectacularly ugly. But the center Paris loves to hate is soon to undergo a…

February 2, 2011
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How Antara Polanco Revived a Corner of Mexico City..

How Antara Polanco Revived a Corner of Mexico City By Maria Bird Pico Skeptics predicted that Antara Polanco would become a white elephant, albeit a beautiful one. Instead, not only has this architecturally precocious mixed-use center grown over the past four years into a vibrant shopping and office complex, it has spurred other ambitious projects…

February 1, 2011
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Northeast Storm Slams Store Sales in Region–ICSC and Goldman Sachs

  Another week, another storm seemed to derail the consumers’ ability to shop, which in turn was accentuated since January is a low-volume month for sales. The ICSC-Goldman Sachs (ICSC-GS) chain-store sales index for the latest week ending on January 29--which is also the end of the fiscal year for most retailers--dropped by 1.0% from…