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Starbucks New Logo

Starbucks CEO and Founder Howard Schultz has announced a new logo for Starbucks. In this video, he explains the evolution of the siren, and how it was time to “take her out of the circle.” So far, the comments have been reported to be overall negative. Do you find it interesting that the company name […]

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Pick Up Stix Closes 26 Stores Without Notice

Pick Up Stix, a San Clemente,CA based chain of fast casual Asian restaurants, has shuttered 26 stores in Northern California, Nevada, and Arizona as of January 15, 2008. Apparently there was no notice given to the local employees, according to the buzz on Elk Grove, CA based Elk Grove Online (requires registration).

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Why Strip Mall Landlords Should Avoid Using the Consumer Price Index

Commercial leases usually provide for rent increases, often in the form of a cost of living increase per the Consumer Price Index. Attorney David Durrett, through case study examples and citations, presents a compelling case against the CPU clause and suggest that pre-determined rent increases can save the landlord money and provide predictable base rent charges to the strip mall tenant.

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Blogging for Profitable Strip Mall Retailing

While blogging is still in its infancy for most traditional businesses, there are certain sectors that can benefit greatly from maintaining a blog or interactive web presence. These sectors include professionals, consultants, and yes…..strip mall retailers. Micromarketing is coming on strong, Find Out Why

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The Architect’s Role in Strip Mall Development

One of our favorite architects discusses his role in strip mall development, and what architects can and should do. Read Ernie’s comments

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