Arguably, nowhere is the overworked phrase “retail experience” more evident than in malls and shopping centers. As Crystal Allen, Transwestern’s SVP of retail services, indicates, the old shopping magnets have switched.
“Over the past five to 10 years,” she tells GlobeSt.com, “the mix has changed dramatically.” As enticements to stay longer, landlords are starting to lead with the former minority players—the restaurants and entertainment. “Traditionally, 75% of the mix was soft goods,” says Allen. “Now restaurants and entertainment can take up as much as 50%.” . . . more