Retail Midwest
Circle Centre Mall is one of the strong players in the Indianapolis retail market, a market ranked highly in a new report by Ten-X.

Ten-X report: Plenty of challenges facing retailers

Need more evidence that retailers continue to face challenges from online competitors and the changing shopping habits of consumers? According to the U.S. Retail Market Outlook released Nov. 1 from Ten-X Commercial, retail net absorption across the country turned negative in the second quarter of 2018.

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Leap launches retail platform to move brands into brick-and-mortar locations

Leap launches retail platform to move brands into brick-and-mortar locations

Retail-as-a-service provider Leap launched a platform to enable digital brands to occupy brick-and-mortar retail stores more quickly and without taking on the typical risks of physical store development themselves. Leap does this as they announce their first store opening in Chicago, for shoe brand Koio, and the support of $3 million in seed funding, led by Costanoa Ventures with the participation of Equal Ventures and Brand Foundry Ventures.

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Colliers helps bring A Pleasant Dog to Grand Rapids

Colliers helps bring A Pleasant Dog to Grand Rapids

The former Hope Network building at 1430 Knapp St. NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been transformed into a modern dog training facility, thanks in part to the work done by Colliers International|West Michigan. A Pleasant Dog has relocated from Wealthy Street to Knapp Street to accommodate its growth.

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Peru, Illinois land sale closes for just under $1 million

Peru, Illinois land sale closes for just under $1 million

Inland Real Estate Commercial Brokerage, Inc. announced the sale and closing of an approximate 3.5-acre land site, situated at the corner of IL-25 and Shooting Park Road, in Peru, Illinois for just under $1 million. Senior vice presidents of Inland Commercial Brokerage Paul Montes and Eric Spiess facilitated the transaction on behalf of the seller.

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The new 820-seat dining facility in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and offers more than a dozen fast-casual eateries.

Beyond shopping: Building experiences and entertainment into malls can keep customers coming 

While empty anchor stores and porches full of Amazon boxes seem to be the norm across the country today, brick-and-mortar retail is still going strong. Although shopping centers are losing big anchor stores like Carson Pirie Scott and Sears, as well as junior anchors like Toys “R” Us and Sports Authority, proper planning for these empty spaces and well-executed construction can keep shopping centers alive well into the 21st century.