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A Facelift Can Put Bricks And Mortars Ahead of The Game

Retailers May Be Neglecting Their Strongest Competitive Advantage Digital technology has transformed our industry – some might say disrupted it – along with just about everything else in contemporary life. Retailers, over the last few years, have risen to the challenge of their online competitors with major investments in omnichannel. But hav [...]

A&P Bankruptcy Opens a New Era in Retail Real Estate

New Opportunities Ahead for Shopping Centers in Northeast U.S. We recently saw the end of a long chapter in American retailing when the parent of the iconic A&P brand filed for Chapter 11. This is the second time in five years that the quaintly named Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (now a division of Montvale-Para Holdings) has e [...]

Curation: The Future of Retail (And The Past)

A Trend Goes from Bricks to Clicks Then Back to Bricks Again A few years ago, The Motley Fool, the online stock advisor, proclaimed that “the future of retail is curation.” True, but it’s also its past. The pioneering department stores launched in the late 19th century were all about curation – selecting market-oriented merchandise and organi [...]

Will Falling Gas Prices Pump New Life Into Retail Sales?

Retail Trend Watchers Predict Upcoming Surge in Consumer Spending Across the U.S., drivers are doing the happy dance at the gas pump. And they’ve got cause for celebration. Between September 25, 2014 and January 5, 2015, the average price of gas fell every single day, dropping nearly a full dollar from July levels and delivering a reported to [...]

Blink Fitness Opens at Clifton Plaza in Clifton, N.J.

Retail Real Estate Trend Predicted Earlier This Year Is Materializing Fast Blink Fitness recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest New Jersey location at our Levin-managed Clifton Plaza in Clifton. The affordable fitness chain occupies 15,000 square feet of newly constructed retail space at the 80,000-square-foot shopping center. Fi [...]

U.S. Shopping Centers 2014: Not Just Surviving, But Thriving

New ICSC Study Reports Robust Retail Real Estate Trend According to a decade’s worth of media stories, the American shopping center is on life support, crushed by the rise of online retailing and fading fast from the national landscape. But with a new report from the ICSC, owners and managers of commercial retail real estate can now paraphras [...]

Retail Real Estate Trends: In-Store Restaurants and Hip Hybrids are On the Rise

High-End Cuisine and Artisanal Coffee Draw Customers, Boost Sales The grand department stores of yesteryear – Marshall Field’s, Hudson’s, Wanamaker’s and others – always featured a “tea room” where elegant ladies could enjoy refreshments during shopping sprees. Over the decades, in-store food service has changed, along with shopping styles, b [...]

Reinventing the Town Square for 21st Century Shoppers

Consumers Seek Retail Venues that Provide Connection and Experience Sparking a Retail Real Estate Trend As far back as ancient Greece, the public square has been the center of civic and social life, the magnet that drew people together, the place to gather not just to shop but to recreate and connect. Successful merchants knew that proximit [...]

Recently Renovated Hamilton Plaza Reaches Full Occupancy

America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses Inks Lease for 4,500 Square Feet Levin-managed Hamilton Plaza (Hamilton Township, N.J.) has notched a major milestone in commercial retail leasing, achieving 100 percent occupancy with the lease of America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses. Currently in an aggressive expansion mode, the 350-store chain of [...]

Levin Reaches Major Milestone in Retail Leasing on NJ’s Gold Coast

Retail Component of Premier Lifestyle Community is Now Fully Leased Levin Management is celebrating a major milestone on New Jersey’s Gold Coast. The 100,000-square-foot retail component of Edgewater Harbor, a premier mixed-use waterfront redevelopment on River Road in Edgewater, is now fully leased and open for business. Levin is the exclus [...]