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September 27, 2011

Any early skepticism about the longevity of mixed-use has been silenced. The art of combining components to create a live-work-play project has evolved into a science. And those that have become particularly adept at building, leasing and managing mixed-use properties say that the right formula makes for a successful development. 
Chain Store Age talked with three top developers of mixed-use projects and uncovered several trends that are governing, and continuing to evolve, the format.


Trend #1: Adding local flavor 


March 7, 2011

It isn’t just the grocery-anchored centers that star in today’s retail shopping center format playbill. Sharing the spotlight — and overshadowing the struggling big-box centers — are open-air extensions to enclosed malls, hybrid outdoor centers that feature a mix of power and lifestyle tenants, and town center projects that incorporate a mix of uses from residential and office to hotel and medical.


What gives these formats their edge is the strength of the tenant lineup. And there is no denying the power that supermarkets wield.


February 29, 2008

Lifestyle centers are growing up with grand refinements. But there are also signs that...