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Off to the Outlet Mall! | May 31, 2011


I thought this week, in the spirit of Memorial Day,  I would pay homage to the outlet mall which, despite our economic crisis in the real estate world, is actually making a come back. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense as people love to shop, especially on holidays (just ask my wife and daughters) and outlet malls provide the ability for my brood to obtain designer labels at discount prices (most of the time). Nevertheless, in my world, the outlet mall development presents a number of unique challenges that a normal strip center does not. As such the attached article SP-#3396871-v1-Issues_In_Outlet_Centers addresses  a number of issues that affect outlet centers.  Hopefully, this type of development will lead the way in the resurrection of retail.

Speaking of shopping–have you ever wondered what the logos of various brands of automobiles actually mean? Frankly, never gave it much thought until I read this article http://www.businessinsider.com/car-logos-2011-5#the-aston-martin-logo-was-designed-to-suggest-speed-11. Very cool historical reflection on where these logos that we have come to know, love and buy. Have a great week everyone!

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  1. I agree, a year or so ago I never understood the theme behind them. However today, I can only take a step back in amazment when the parking lots are full and people have bags. Maybe my shopping pattern needs to change….then again that’s what granddaughters do, create change.

    Comment by John Feeney — June 2, 2011 @ 8:49 AM


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