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December 13, 2012

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Throwback Thursdays- Sparkle and Glamour

Ever wonder what shopping magazines were like in the 1980s? Well, it was a whole lot different then online shopping. The strategy for mail order catalogs was solely the idea of luxury. The more glamour in the magazine the higher … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

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