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
Published Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:48PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 15, 2015 5:42PM EST
Canadian shoppers better get used to seeing “space for lease” signs at their nearest shopping mall, as Target’s departure from Canada will leave behind 133 big, empty retail spots across the country.
The fate of those empty spaces will become an important sidebar to the Target story going forward, as not all of them sit in prime retail locations.
Target took over many spaces once used by Zellers when it arrived in Canada in 2013. The discount retailer established an aggressive footprint immediately, opening 124 stores in its first year and adding nine more in 2014. Four of those stores were new builds made specifically for Target, and the company continued to open new stores as recently as last October. Read More
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.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
By LAURA CARROLL This year is shaping up to be busy for local retail professionals, as malls fill in empty spaces vacated by stores that didn’t survive the …
“Often a property owner can have the need to fill an empty storefront with whichever business comes along first or is offering the most rent.
A temporary art exhibition will fill 17000 square-feet on the 3rd floor of … The number of empty retail spaces in the Loop has been cut in half in the …
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 …
Filling those big empty spaces isn’t easy. It often takes a little creativity. “In many cases, the conclusion is to have to go to an alternative use. It’s no longer going to be a retail use even though the fundamentals of the location are still good …read more
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…
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