What will COVID-19 do to shopping malls?

May 6, 2020
They were struggling before the coronavirus pandemic. If anchor stores close, that could have a domino effect on smaller shops.
The Westfield Annapolis Mall is barricaded and closed in Annapolis, Maryland, in March.
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In buying Forever 21, mall owners buy themselves some time

Feb 3, 2020
Nearly half of the malls owned by Simon Property Group and Brookfield have a Forever 21 in them.
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How turning retail space into office space could pay off in Butte, Montana

Apr 23, 2019
A call center is bringing new hope — and jobs — to a burdened mall.
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A Montana mall gets another chance

Jan 16, 2019
After years of watching department stores fall, a mall turns to the mixed-use concept.
“If there's one thing that retailers do, it's that we adapt," said Butte Plaza Mall manager Alana Ferko. “If you don't adapt, you'll go the way of the dinosaur."
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For big retailers, a mixed bag of holiday results

Jan 10, 2019
We heard a lot of rosy retail forecasts heading into the holiday season. Consumer confidence was high, the economy was strong and sales were going to be great. How’d it pan out? A bit of a mixed bag, actually. Some…

The American Dream Miami mall could be an urban planning nightmare for residents

Jul 4, 2018
American Dream Miami, a $4 billion retail and entertainment complex, won final zoning approval in May to build on undeveloped land off the Florida Turnpike. This 6.2 million square foot project will include an indoor ski slope, live performance space,…

As retailers shutter stores, mall operators fight back

Jan 3, 2018
This year could see thousands of additional store closures in malls across the country, according to a new study from commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. That’s on top of some 9,000 store closings last year. Mall operators are…

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In holiday shopping season, brick and mortar stores have Santa advantage

Nov 23, 2017
Macy’s flagship store in New York’s Herald Square now requires an online reservation for visits with Santa. “Santa’s a popular guy,” goes the explanation. Some 250,000 visitors come to Macy’s “Santaland” each year, according to the company. Santa visits are a big draw…

Food halls: the ritzier, foodier cousin of the suburban mall food court

Nov 9, 2017
Food halls are proliferating in cities big and small.

US retail is hurting, and your mall is probably feeling it

May 16, 2017
Brick-and-mortar stores are plagued by closures and job loss post-election.
People walk through a nearly empty shopping mall in Waterbury, Connecticut. 
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