Top 25 Expanding Retailers for 2010-2011

With a proposed rollout of approximately 2,000 stores, Quizno’s leads the pack, followed by Dollar General who’s looking to open 1,200 stores, and value gym Anytime Fitness, proposing 800 new stores in the next 24 months. For the first time in more than a year, the number of planned openings in the next 24 months […]

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How to be #1 in your city

You can be the number one retailer in your category in your city, and it won’t cost you a penny. Enter a “best of” or “A-List” contest, sponsored by local media. Here’s how to do it and become #1.

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Strip Malls: Develop new or buy existing?

New strip mall construction is virtually non-existent, and that will not change for several years. Existing inventory is your best buy today, and many properties, especially if they are classified as special assets (bank-owned, controlled by a receiver, in foreclosure, etc.) can be had for less than replacement cost.

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Building Codes Do Not Insure Quality Construction

A local building department reviews a plan submittal. The plan is eventually approved and construction can begin. Does compliance with a building code mean a guaranteed level of quality during construction? Not necessarily. To see why, it is helpful to understand that a code is a minimum set of construction requirements primarily designed to address […]

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Population density and impressions determine sales in strip malls

Strip mall sales volumes are usually closely tied to traffic counts and population density. Sometimes being a block off the action isn’t good enough. The answer to this question from Lino in Chile applies universally. LINO ALFARO wrote: Hi, I got a location and I want to develop a Strip Mall in CHILE. Its 1 […]

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Anchored Center vs. Strip Mall

Which is better? Here are some key factors to consider, and the conclusion may surprise you.

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