Content about Lifestyle center

May 7, 2013

The Glimcher Realty Trust pipeline is filled with open-air centers. "We're seeing a lot of opportunity in the market and even our own portfolio with open-air right now," said Michael P. Glimcher, chairman and CEO, Columbus, Ohio-based Glimcher.

Over the last three years, Glimcher has acquired five properties. Four were open-air. Today, open-air centers account for about 20% of the company's 29 properties.

Recently, Glimcher shared his insights about open-air and enclosed centers with Chain Store Age contributing writer Michael Fickes.

February 22, 2012

Despite the fact that the nation is still in the throes of winter, albeit a mild one, open-air centers continue to draw shoppers and generate leasing interest among retailers.

In the early days of upscale lifestyle centers, and before enhanced strip centers and specialty formats, the longevity of some open-air centers came under question as developers, retailers and consumers alike challenged the shopability of the format outside the sunbelt regions.

February 1, 2011

In the February issue of Chain Store Age, in our focus on mall-based social media (page 52), we referenced a fourth quarter 2010 study by Alexander Babbage, entitled the “Shopping Center Social Media Benchmark Report.”

In the February issue of Chain Store Age, in our focus on mall-based social media (page 52), we referenced a fourth quarter 2010 study by Alexander Babbage, entitled the “Shopping Center Social Media Benchmark Report.”

Following are more details about the study, which found that “social media tools and networks are making it easier for shopping centers to relay information, interact with customers and generally stay connected.” 

October 1, 2009

Outlet centers are outperforming other formats in the shopping center industry, as a report by...

June 30, 2008

If you think developers throw caution to the wind when designing open-air shopping centers,...

March 2, 2008

With a volatile stock market, tightening credit and a cautious consumer, a casual observer...

February 29, 2008

Take a closer look at the approximately 150 open-air lifestyle centers that exist today...

February 29, 2008

Now that we have at least a decade of experience with lifestyle centers, including...

September 30, 2007

Shopping, like fashion, tends to follow a 20-year cycle. And the unveiling—and rollout—of America’s latest...

July 30, 2007

Busy buyers move quickly along the fifth floor of the marble-faced colonnade. One floor down,...

April 30, 2007

When developer McWhinney Enterprises first conceived the design, the amenities and the feel of Grand...

March 31, 2007

It was fitting that the setting for the Retail Forum on Open-Air, held on Feb....

March 31, 2007

Agrowing appetite for lifestyle has resulted in another power-center recipe—one that includes, besides the usual...

February 28, 2007

As retail developers ponder the next wave of lifestyle shopping centers, the original concept is...

February 28, 2007

Despite the ups and downs of the film industry, nothing beats an old-fashioned night at...

February 28, 2007

From better-accessorized strip centers to Main Streets to mixed-use complexes, the design and layout of...

February 28, 2007

Lifestyle centers have...

February 28, 2007

In the early days of the lifestyle center, finding locations was fairly easy. The ideal...

November 29, 1999

With a volatile stock market, tightening credit and a cautious consumer, a casual observer could...