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'It's going to take a village' to fix Forest Fair
"The mall's owner – New York-based World Properties – may be willing to sell the property and there's an out-of-town entity interested in buying it, according to Forest Park and Fairfield city officials. The cities are looking forward to the time the region's largest shopping mall can be redeveloped."
forest.fair.mall  malls  dead.malls  cincinnati.mall  cincinnati.mills  deadmalls  retail 
september 2015 by taestell
Mall's new look holds surprises
"Mills was attracted to the site because of Cincinnati's strong retail market - the 25th largest in the country, said Jim Childress, general manager. Within a 20-mile radius of the mall there are 1.5 million people, he added."
cincinnati.mills  cincinnati.mall  forest.fair.mall  deadmalls  retail  malls 
september 2015 by taestell
Richter & Phillips moving to new location
"Downtown diamond and jewelry store Richter & Phillips Co. is moving to a 5,000-square-foot location at 601 Main St. – right across the street from its current shop."
downtown  cincinnati  retail  urban.development 
september 2015 by taestell
Target Tests Small Store for Urban Shoppers as Young People Pick Cities Over Suburbs
"John D. Griffith, executive vice president for property development at Target, said that as more people, and especially young people, opted to live in cities rather than suburbs, Target wanted to remain convenient."
target  retail  urbanism  cities  urban.living 
january 2014 by taestell
Retailer: 3CDC 'dropped the ball' in OTR
"That, Arrowood says, is the problem with OTR and 3CDC’s efforts there. He says it has become focused on restaurants and bars rather than retail and meeting the needs of residents."
3cdc  joseph.williams.home  cincinnati  over-the-rhine  retail  urban.development 
december 2013 by taestell
Scenes of Half-Empty Parking Lots on the Busiest Shopping Day of the Year
If parking lots at big box stores aren’t full on Black Friday, when will they ever be full?
black.friday  shopping  parking  automobiles  big.box.stores  retail  suburbia 
december 2013 by taestell
Developer would raze Saks, build housing tower
Although Saks is moving out of Downtown Cincinnati, a property developer says they'd love the opportunity to redevelop that prime real estate.
cincinnati  retail  saks  urban.development 
november 2013 by taestell
Millennial Cohort Will Have Oversized Impact on Retail, Real Estate
Some excerpts explaining how Millennials' views on politics, media, technology, retail, real estate, and transportation differ from previous generations.
millennials  baby.boomers  generation.gap  politics  media  retail  real.estate  transportation  urbanism  cities  tech  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
That Echo You Hear? It’s Baby Boomers’ Kids Rattling Retail and Real Estate Markets
Perhaps the best article I've read explaining how the U.S. will change as Millennials gain and Baby Boomers lose influence.
baby.boomers  generation.gap  millennials  retail  urbanism  real.estate  shopping  cities  economy  from instapaper
july 2013 by taestell
Dewey's, Graeter's to anchor new West Side retail development
Neyer Properties calls this a "pedestrian-friendly development" that's "totally different than anything currently on the West Side." Except that it's neither pedestrian-friendly nor unique. It's a suburban strip mall.
cincinnati  suburbs  suburbia  sprawl  development  strip.mall  retail  green.township  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Malls: the long goodbye
There have been no new shopping mall openings in the U.S. since 2007, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.
retail  shopping  malls  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Here's why the 4th and Race grocery will be independent
"The city’s agreement with Flaherty & Collins calls for the grocery store to be operational for five years, be at least 15,000 square feet and open until 10 p.m. each night."
Cincinnati  urban.development  groceries  retail 
june 2013 by taestell
As we lose shopping malls, are we losing something sacred?
"Is a shopping mall a sacred place? Not a question often asked. The provocative documentary 'Malls R Us' seriously argues that malls serve similar functions today that cathedrals, temples, parliaments, arenas and town squares did in earlier times. Then the film slowly works its way around to the possibility that they may be a plague upon the Earth."
malls  dead.malls  retail  kaid.benfield 
june 2013 by taestell
Stealth Starbucks: Seattle-based coffee giant opening neighborhood shops in disguise
"In the continued flailings of the Starbucks chain, here’s a new one: the stealth Starbucks store. A Seattle outlet of the 16,000-store coffee behemoth is being rebranded without visible Starbucks identifiers, as 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea."
starbucks  coffee  retail 
june 2013 by taestell
Portrait of a Dead Mall
"The ominous hum of the Segway’s electric motor filled my ear as a Cincinnati Mall security guard rode her mighty steed beside me, leading me towards the mall exit. I had been 'asked to leave' and they were going to make damn sure I didn’t provoke any more 'security concerns' with my picture taking ever again."
dead.malls  retail  cincinnati  forest.fair.mall  malls  ronny.salerno 
june 2013 by taestell
Q&A With Jason Roberts, the Brains Behind “Better Blocks”
"People will ask us, where do you typically go when you go to a city. And these days, what we’ll do is we’ll pull up the old streetcar maps. Because most U.S. cities had streetcars. If you go to those old streetcar neighborhoods, there’s oftentimes a cluster of commercial buildings nestled into the neighborhoods. Those are ready-made to be the neighborhood destinations. Those are where your grandparents shopped. You’d go to the butcher or the baker, get their groceries. They’re really built for walkability because of their proximity as well to the neighborhood."
transit  transportation  cities  urbanism  urban.planning  retail  streetcars  from instapaper
june 2013 by taestell
Will Coney Island’s Surf Ave Become a Mecca for Franchises?
Johnny Rockets, Applebee's, and Checkers are among the chains coming to Coney Island.
coney.island  nyc  new.york  retail  chains 
march 2013 by taestell
It could be cheaper to buy groceries at Kroger with cash
It’s good to see major retailers like Kroger taking this idea seriously.
Kroger  retail  businesses  economy  cash  credit.cards 
july 2012 by taestell
The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire)
"By Dunham-Jones' count, today about a third of our existing malls are 'dead' or dying."
shopping  malls  suburbia  cities  retail 
july 2012 by taestell
Amazon same-day delivery: How the e-commerce giant will destroy local retail
Amazon has changed their business strategy to open distribution centers closer to population centers allowing for same-day delivery.
amazon  retail  shopping  economy 
july 2012 by taestell
Whatever Happened to Circuit City?
A great photo series of all the former Circuit City stores around Greater Cincinnati.
circuit.city  retail  sprawl  suburbia 
june 2012 by taestell
Making Over the Mall With Parks and Sermons
Turning suburban malls into "the downtowns that the suburbs never had"
urbanism  shopping  malls  retail  suburbs  from instapaper
march 2012 by taestell
The jobless future
"Buying things locally for immediate gratification will be a premium service because it is far more efficient — in terms of inventory cost, real estate, staffing — to consolidate and fulfill merchandise at a distance."
jobs  politics  jeff.jarvis  retail  economy 
august 2011 by taestell

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