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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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Office renovations are common in a down economy

VEGAS INC
Renovations have been especially prevalent in Las Vegas‘ business community as companies recover from the recession and try to adjust to smaller staffs and new ways of doing business. A glut of available commercial real estate means good deals can be read more    

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Big-box retail space: Doctor is in; retail is out

Minneapolis Star Tribune
The recession left a glut of empty big-box retail space, and medical clinics are moving in. hide The interior is filled with nature photographs and outdoor scenes taken at nearby Como Park, Cathedral Hill and other St. Paul neighborhoods. The walls read more    

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Officials seek alternatives to fill city’s empty retail space

Lexington Dispatch
Lexington businesses and city officials have found large retail space can be used for several smaller businesses or completely different types of retailers. The old Kmart property on Talbert Boulevard is now Roses, Save-A-Lot and the family store of read more  

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Top Tips to Tackle Vacant Office Space

ABCN’s Officing Today
Combat your empty office space problem with some of these innovative ideas. The commercial property industry has had its fair share of ups and downs during It allows you to fill your space with creative souls, reap their good ideas and read more      

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Retail, office complex Warehouse Row fills space in latest incarnation

Chattanooga Times Free Press
By 2006, fewer than half of its 23 tenants were retail establishments. The north building’s 175000 square feet of office space lay completely empty, and most of the retail tenants had fled by the time that Atlanta-based Jamestown bought the building…read more  

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How Popularise brought crowdsourcing to DC’s commercial real estate market

Washington Post
In December the brothers created Popularise, a Web site that allows the public to vote on tenants for empty retail spaces — some of which their WestMill Capital investment firm own and some of which belong to other developers….read more  

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ViaWest Signs Lease on North Las Vegas Facility for Its New Reliable and …

MarketWatch (press release)
ViaWest, one of the largest privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, announces today it has completed a lease agreement on a 110000 square foot facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada, which will house read more  

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US Retailers Rethink Stores to Lure Customers

CNBC.com
US cities are littered with empty retail space, wreckage from aggressive expansion last decade that contributed to the demise of chains like Borders book stores and Mervyns department stores, and led to lower sales-per-square-foot for many that made it read more  

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Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity finds a home in the suburbs

In weed-plagued suburbs left unfinished by developers, Habitat for Humanity is helping to fill the gaps—changing neighbors’ NIMBY attitudes to sighs of relief. Bob Shaw of Pioneer Press reports on the non-profit builder’s new role as savior of the suburbs. Read More … 

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