By Katie Byard
Beacon Journal business writer
Published: February 25, 2015 – 11:12 AM | Updated: February 26, 2015 – 04:29 PM
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
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
By Bloomberg News
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, 10:57 p.m.
With video stores and retailers closing their doors, retail real estate has had a tough half-decade. The cure? Urgent care clinics.
The clinics, storefronts staffed with doctors to treat common ailments or minor injuries, are filling vacancies left by struggling retailers like RadioShack Corp. and Best Buy Co. as they close locations.
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…
The retail/auto dealership space currently has a free standing, 30,000 square foot building on it and the property consists of two lots both fronting on Route 1 with plenty of parking availability. So Foxborough, we want to know – What would you like …read more