Strip Malls

How to Make California Business Friendly

California created less than 1% of the new jobs created in Texas,  over the past two years. An unresponsive and punitive bureaucracy at both state and local levels in California, along with disturbing demographic and social trends, contribute to the growing exodus of businesses leaving California and the dwindling numbers of new start ups and […]

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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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Wal-Mart Says “Watch Out Tesco!”

Strip Malls Soon To Get A New Player with Marketside Today Wal-Mart announced plans to roll out “Marketside,” a concept intended to compete head on with the UK Giant Tesco, doing business in the U.S as Fresh and Easy. The story is still developing, and the figures in the Forbes article below are incorrect. They […]

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Retailer Reports 30% Credit Card Declines and Bad Checks

Some of our merchants are membership-based and funds are either withdrawn from checking or a credit card automatically.
This afternoon I received a call from one of my best tenants, requesting a split rent payment schedule in January; the reason for his request is pretty clear with the headline above. Thinking there was a processing error, more

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Strip Malls and Society

Strip malls are universally denigrated by writers of all sorts. Many writers extend their diatribes into such issues as the loss of community consciousness and neighborly affiliation associated with modern American suburban life. Given all this, what can be said in defense of strip malls?

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