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Downtown Akron Partnership seeks ‘pop-up’ retailers to fill vacant storefronts

popups26cutBy Katie Byard
Beacon Journal business writer

Downtown Akron has its share of vacant storefronts, and a new effort aims to fill some of them with temporary “pop-up” shops.

The nonprofit Downtown Akron Partnership is launching its “pop-up retail” program, seeking business owners and entrepreneurs who will be matched with downtown property owners who have empty first-floor storefront space.

Leases will run for six months.

The hope is that participating tenants will see downtown as a viable business location and make it their permanent home, injecting vibrancy into the area, said Kimberly Beckett, director of business relations for Downtown Akron Partnership.

Long-vacant spaces often get overlooked, she said. Read More

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Hoodstarter crowdsources solutions for vacant storefronts

Kickstarter connects you with people willing to fund the innovative idea you’re working on in your garage. Why can’t you get funding for the innovative idea you have for the vacant storefront down the block?

Hoodstarter may have an answer. Co-founders Justin Ley and David Berglund, who work together at UnitedHealth, recently finalized and launched a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing/funding platform that allows users to post vacant properties, post and vote on ideas for new onsite businesses or public uses, and fund entrepreneurs willing and able to turn those ideas into tangible businesses. Read more

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On Empty Commission Seats and Empty Condos

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February 13, 2015 9:00 am

by George Chidi ·

These buildings fill me with existential dread. They are Lovecraftian horror in tasteful glass and stone, vile and perilous Things worthy of a John Carpenter soundtrack, an attack on the essential core of my reason.

This is Panola Slope.

The development on Covington Highway is tasteful and well-maintained, modeled on the live-work-play concepts put to such extraordinary use in places like Suwanee Town Center and Atlantic Station. The first floor contains 12,000 feet of retail space, with 23 luxury townhomes built on the second and third stories. They have brick facing exteriors with parking garages tucked carefully in the back. Read More

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Private apartments could fill empty retail slots at Image

A line of four retail units at Hemel Hempstead’s modern Image development could be turned into private housing under plans submitted to Dacorum Borough Council.

The sites on the ground floor of the Image site – alongside the KD Tower block on the Leighton Buzzard Road – were intended to be used for shops but have never been in occupation since the complex was completed in 2010. Read More.

Image development, Hemel Hempstead

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Empty Port Adelaide shops given new life through Renew Adelaide scheme

Herald Sun
Renew Adelaide is looking for creative businesses to fill three vacant need to submit their business ideas to secure the short-terma property, read more…

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Urban Repurposing: Pop Ups Revitalize Vacant Spaces

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By Rebecca Withers

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Repurpose.

This last term, repurpose, has become the loud, new battle cry of the sustainable business movement. “Repurposing” or breathing new life into underutilized spaces, is now driving the evolution of urban retail.
Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/06/06/green-business/urban-repurposing-pop-ups-revitalize-vacant-spaces/#iCwrmt7tiuRCk50k.99

By Rebecca Withers

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… Repurpose.

This last term, repurpose, has become the loud, new battle cry of the sustainable business movement. “Repurposing” or breathing new life into underutilized spaces, is now driving the evolution of urban retail.

As main streets continue to languish under a tight global economy, once vibrant downtown shops in cities across the globe remain shuttered. From New Orleans to Berlin, block after city block of usable commercial space sits vacant. Even thriving metropolitan centers like London, San Francisco and New York City have seen urban vacancies rise in recent years.
Read more at http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/06/06/green-business/urban-repurposing-pop-ups-revitalize-vacant-spaces/#wPm4QfJUzX54B26L.99

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SF chain store war could block Chipotle from occupying vacant space

San Francisco Examiner
best to balance formula retail with locally owned businesses while trying to fill empty which is against Chipotle occupying the Market Street space…read more

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Sears’ Data Center Strategy: A Model For Unused Properties?

NetworkComputing.com
Sears hopes to fill its empty stores with servers. Will the troubled retailer forge a new path for companies But now Sears has cooked up a plan to make use of all that empty retail space: turn it into data centers. If it works, it might well point

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The Shops at Sunset Place adding office space to mix

MiamiHerald.com (registration)
The South Miami retail entertainment center is trying to reinvent itself by bringing in a new group of tenants to fill vacant retail space. The goal is to fill a void in the market. By ELAINE WALKER. ewalker@MiamiHerald.com. Instead of sitting with read more…    

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Owners get creative to fill empty big-box retail buildings

Journal and Courier
To fill empty space in already-built shopping centers, some owners have turned to accepting lower rents — even though the local market is stabilizing — to keep the lights on. (Page 2 of 3). “You can find somebody to move into every space in Market read more  

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