//   //  May 16, 2016  //  No Comments

The Viability of Vertical Retail in Urban Environments

In the context of vertical shopping environments, a rule of thumb that is sometimes applied is that sales performance drops off by 50% for every floor above ground level. By the time you get to the third storey, you can […]

Food Lover's Market 1
 //   //  March 26, 2016  //  No Comments

Food Lover’s Market, Cape Town

To meet the evolving needs of workers and visitors in the core of Cape Town, a new food concept has been pioneered under the “Food Lover’s Market” label. The modern eatery concept brings together the best […]

 //   //  March 28, 2015  //  No Comments

With Future Shop and Target Closing, do Big Box Stores have a Future in Canada?

It turns out that big box stores are perhaps not as invincible as they seemed just a decade ago. Today, Future Shop announced it would be closing all locations effective immediately, although 65 of the stores […]

tolmie street
 //   //  January 4, 2015  //  No Comments

The Value of a Vancouver View

BC Assessment 2014 valuations have been released and the results for Vancouver are frightening. The average detached west side home is now valued at $1.8 million, while the east side is sitting just under the $1 […]

car vs pedestrian
 //   //  February 3, 2014  //  No Comments

Pedestrians or Drivers: Who is More Important?

According to several studies conducted on retail spending behaviour, customers arriving at street retail areas as pedestrians often spend more per week than drivers. In a recent article, we showed the results of one such study: […]

Kingmill's Department Store
Kingsmills Department Store to Close
March 1, 2014  //  Comments Off on Kingsmills Department Store to Close
In 2012 I wrote about the Kingsmill Department Store and how it was the last of an era. Unfortunately, Kingsmill has ann ...