Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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Creative camouflage for empty retail spaces

Dubai Chronicle
Souq-like painted artificial walls cover the unoccupied retail spaces, making them invisible for the unprofessional eye of the ordinary visitor. If you never knew there was a gold souq in that part of the Dubai Mall, it won’t even cross your mind….read more

mx2-foto / Foter

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Unusual mall tenants bring vibrancy

StarNewsOnline.com
Space left vacant by retailers and filled by a karate school, for instance, may have a cross-effect on the mall. Families with time to kill will shop,” he said. “The non-traditional tenant brings in a customer for a totally different reason….read more  

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A new use for old buildings in Serbia

By Katica Djurovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade

Closed factories, empty warehouses, darkened cinemas, abandoned buildings owned by local communities, even military barracks are some of the hundreds of deserted buildings peppered across Serbia that have stood for decades as empty shells… read more  

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Would You Like Pizza With Your Movie? One Chain’s Retail Experiment

Forbes
What do you do when you’ve got empty space in your retail store? In the case of one movie-rental chain, the answer is: add pizza. Some Midwestern movie fans will soon be able to go online and order both a gourmet pizza and their favorite flick, read more  

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As medical space tightens, clinics are drawn to former retail stores

Finance and Commerce

When HealthEast Clinics went shopping for space for a new spine clinic, it settled on an unlikely location: a vacant Gander Mountain store in Maplewood.

But HealthEast’s decision to lease 16730 square feet of space in the building, at 1747 Beam Ave. E. in Maplewood, fits with a current trend of medical tenants finding new homes in empty retail spaces. “We were looking for an existing space that we read more  

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“If the developer of this project really wanted to give Hixson a boost and become more attractive to younger families, why not renovate an existing space? “

Excessive Empty Commercial Space
The Chattanoogan
Everywhere I look in Hixson, there are empty store fronts and abandoned lots. These shells of former commercial and office spaces are sad reminders of failed endeavors. When I heard about the 190-acre development that is proposed for Highway 153 and read more

Larry Miller / Foter

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Plans turn empty warehouse to arts, agriculture, and athletics center

WIS
An empty warehouse off Airport Boulevard will soon be home to what planners call the three A’s: arts, agriculture, and athletics. They’re calling it Soda City. “It’s a fun way to think about read more 

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