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The Viability of Vertical Retail in Urban Environments
May 16, 2016, No Comments

In the context of vertical shopping environments, a rule of thumb that is sometimes applied is that sales performanc ...

Is this really a sustainable retail development? While developers and retailers alike may think customers require excessive amounts of parking, changes in demographics and consumer preferences may prove otherwise. Image from the ICSC International Outlet Journal, Summer 2009, Volume 5, Number 3 edition.
Parking and Retail Development
November 23, 2013, 3 Comments

Is this really a sustainable retail development? While developers and retailers alike may think customers require excess ...

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Sizing Open Spaces: How Wide is Too Wide?
October 23, 2012, 1 Comment

Cover Photo Credit: Steve Rosset Getting the right width for open spaces in retail areas can be challenging.  Too wide ...

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Creating Points of Attraction
March 12, 2011, No Comments

Points of attraction “anchor” a project. People are naturally drawn to particular anchors and in so doing circulate ...

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External Visibility
March 10, 2011, No Comments

In mixed use environments it is tempting to put the retail space in the middle of a site, to create a “town square”, ...

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Talking to Tenants
March 9, 2011, No Comments

Developers It is never too early to start informally talking to key anchors during the design phase. Anchors make or bre ...

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Merchandise Districting
March 9, 2011, 1 Comment

Traditional markets, once large enough, generally would see merchandise segregated by type – a wool street, cloth ...

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Moving from A to B
March 9, 2011, No Comments

As mentioned in the previous section, retail is only as strong as the success of its anchors. However, the real revenue ...

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Circulation System
March 9, 2011, 2 Comments

The most important principle to adhere to in retail planning is to encourage circulation of visitors. Retailers depend h ...

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Access, Servicing & Parking
March 8, 2011, No Comments

Access Even in urban environments, the majority of retail customers in North America travel to their destination by priv ...