I spent a few days last week in the Kansas City market. First of all, it is one of the nicest markets in the US, especially the area around Country Club Plaza. Retail on the whole is performing well in the market. The most successful retail properties seem to be Town Center at Leawood and […]
Sad to say, there is no surprise here. What is frightening is the number of power center vacancies due to the recent liquidations: Goody’s, Linens ‘N Things and now Circuit City. And are there any growing specialty box tenants to take their place?
Now small upscale specialty retailers are announcing store closures. Women’s Wear Daily announced today that Harold’s, an upscale men’s and women’s specialty apparel store (think Talbot’s and Talbot’s Men) will close their 41 existing traditional stores as well as their two outlet locations. Watch out! January and February are going to be a bloodbath with […]
Well, the first wave of store closings, 155 stores, has been announced by Circuit City. One thing I found interesting about this list is that it is geographically dispersed throughout the country. It looks more like they are reducing the number of stores in all major metro markets as a way to drive more sales […]
As Freddie Mercury used to sing, “Another One Bites the Dust” Actually the last week has brought two more high-profile liquidation announcements: Value City and Shoe Pavilion. Value City will close their remaining 66 stores while Shoe Pavilion will close their remaining 64 units. On the heels of the Linens ‘N Things liquidation and the […]