Weekend Recap- August 17 Edition

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Tim’s must reads:

130-year-old Continental Gin Building, artists’ studios for decades, to become a Deep Ellum multi-use mall
Victory Park Redevelopment is in Full Swing
Dallas hotel building boom is second only to New York City
New York and D-FW will have the most new apartments in 2018
Texas Retail Responds To Changes With Delivery Slowdown

Local:

How Hunt Realty Will Push DFW Corporate Relocation Farther North
With Legacy West almost done, Fehmi Karahan is ready for an even bigger deal in Frisco
2 Submarkets Are Stealing All The Office Leasing Activity
High-rise hotel project on the way in Irving’s Las Colinas development
After 106 years, Highland Park Soda Fountain is closing
First Industrial Realty Begins First Park 121 Project in Northwest Dallas
New apartment and retail project on the way across from Galleria in Far North Dallas
Dallas County real estate up for grabs with planned sales
Renovation plan would turn 93-year-old West End building into hotel in downtown Dallas

National:

Kroger in partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant
DSW’s new Las Vegas store an experience all its own
J.C. Penney to open 500 baby shops amid closure of Babies R’ Us
NRF lifts 2018 U.S. retail sales forecast on strong job market, tax reform
McDonald’s to spend $6 billion on nationwide restaurant makeovers
A 3 a.m. bankruptcy filing, unpaid millions, and IHOb burgers: Inside the $23 million battle raging within Applebee’s
More senior communities are adding retail

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Weekend Recap- August 10 Edition

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Tim’s must reads:

“Mattress Firm, the largest mattress retailer in the United States, is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it looks to close hundreds of under-performing stores and return to financial stability, according to The Chronicle, which cited a report by Reuters. The retailer operates some 3,400 stores nationwide.”

Retailer with 3,400 stores-plus reportedly considering bankruptcy
EXCLUSIVE: Mattress Firm explores U.S. bankruptcy to close stores
There’s a fierce battle over your bed: Industry goes to the mattresses
Mattress Firm reportedly weights bankruptcy, store closures

Local:

Frisco’s first foray into pro sports, the Superdrome, is being dismantled by cyclists who hope to rebuild
New development plan in the works for Plano’s struggling Collin Creek Mall
See which Dallas billionaire is investing in a $60 million office development in University Park
New York, Atlanta investors team up to buy 582-unit apartment in Farmers Branch
Japan firm eyes hotel in Plano’s booming Legacy project
Frisco’s Largest Piece of Undeveloped Land Has New Owner
After Royal Blue opening, downtown Dallas eager for more grocery options
Dallas and other Texas metros make new list of U.S. boomtowns
Houston real estate developer lands at McKinney airport with property buy

National:

Casper, a Web Pioneer, to Open 200 Stores Read more about my predictions on this back in March
Retail jobs up in July
Kroger moves into Florida with shopping center purchase
The big prediction at Net Lease Summit: A slowdown isn’t near
Off-price retailer files Chapter 11, plans to close some stores
Shopping mall owners fill empty stores with offices as coworking companies branch out
Who Are The Top 10 U.S. Online Retailers?

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Weekend Recap- August 3 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

WeWork Goes Big In Victory Park
Yes, Hyperloop Is Real
What happened to the vacant Sports Authority stores? One in North Dallas is getting carved up
Is the retail collapse over? Shopping mall owners think so.

Local:

From DFW Airport To City Of Allen, 121 Corridor Is Booming
New building, new businesses bringing big changes to Dallas’ historic West End
Bayside developer says vision is the same, even without building a crystal lagoon on Lake Ray Hubbard
Hispanic-focused movie theater and LA Fitness to anchor Oak Cliff’s Wynnewood Village
Uptown Dallas Marriott hotel project gets $61 million in funding
In Dallas, The Battle For Convenience Is Reshaping Brick-And-Mortar Retail
DFW Bucks Trend Of Amazon Monopoly
New owners of Dallas’ landmark Infomart eye construction of addition

National:

How New Entrants are Shaping the Future of Retail
Is the retail collapse over? Shopping mall owners think so
RadioShack is back. Kinda
Kroger is launching free delivery on thousands of items in a new offensive against Walmart, Amazon, and Target
Starbucks opens new retail concept—complete with a bar
Auction scheduled for more Toys ‘R’ Us locations
Brookstone files for bankruptcy with plans to shutter more than 100 stores in malls
Small-shop leasing strong in 2Q, open-air retail REITs say

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Weekend Recap- July 27 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

D-FW is still second in the country this year for construction starts
D-FW construction bounced back in June from a year ago
See what DART’s forgotten subway station under North Central Expressway looks like
DFW Retail Inventory Targets 200M SF

Local:

Tallest Building in The West End Reaches Construction Milestone
Sam’s Club to open a technology office separate from Walmart in downtown Dallas
Is Dallas-Fort Worth The Next Frontier For Coworking?
Thousands of new renters are fueling demand for D-FW apartments
1,000-home Waterscape community opening northeast of Dallas
Real Estate Strategy Drives Fast Growth For Big-Box Retailer At Home
The tallest new building in downtown Dallas’ West End district is heading for a finish in January
New twin tower project going up in Plano’s booming Legacy development
Growing tech firms are gobbling up almost 30 percent of D-FW office space

National:

Amazon is launching a better version of the post office in cities around the country. Here’s what it’s like to use.
Chick-fil-A is taking on Blue Apron in an unprecedented move for a fast-food chain
Lidl USA: What Went Wrong And What It Can Do To Recover
AutoZone, O’Reilly fend off Amazon and Walmart in battle over auto parts market … for now
Retail stocks are proving that Amazon is not the industry-killer everyone feared
Toys ‘R’ Us moves to sell 284 properties
Domino’s Pizza to deliver 2,350 new stores
Ross on track to open 100 stores this year
New structures have boosted 1031 exchange investment
Home goods retailer Overstock.com makes push into real estate

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Weekend Recap- July 20 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

While E-Commerce Sales Grew, DFW Added 50 Million Square Feet of Retail in 15 Years
Report: Proposed new tariffs would hurt these retailers the most
Studio Movie Grill Plans International Expansion, More Domestic Locations

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week.

Local:

Nokia Signs Two-Building Lease at Cypress Waters
1980s-era Uptown Office To Be Renovated, Add Restaurant
Landmark Oak Cliff high-rise hits the market for sale
While Costco prepares its new store in McKinney, it hasn’t given up hope on a second Dallas site
How UT-Dallas is preparing for DART’s Cotton Belt stop
3 Local Cities Rank as Best Places for 1st-Time Homebuyers: Report
More pretty pictures of what could replace Dallas’ dead Valley View mall
All aboard: Developers are betting millions on new Fort Worth to DFW Airport commuter rail line

National:

Nike Live Shows Physical Retail Is Far From Dead
Amazon hopes to ride its sales momentum to become the top apparel retailer in the US
Coastal Buyers Seek Higher Cap Rate Returns
U.S. Retail Sales Advance for Fifth Month, May Revised Up
First Look: Casper at Nordstrom
Petco tries to ‘Amazon-proof’ its business with a new store
Icons, Artisans & Outliers: How Coal Drops Yard Is Reinventing Mall Culture

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Weekend Recap- July 13 Edition

Tim’s must reads:

Peking, Dallas, and Chicago will be among the 10 richest cities by 2022
Oprah Winfrey is about to get into the restaurant biz with an investment in True Food Kitchen
Hobby Lobby, Burlington Expected to Move Into Empty Toys ‘R’ Us Stores
Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn’t Dead: Just Look At Who’s Moving Into Toys ‘R’ Us’s Empty Stores
Sears And Toys R Us Emptying 1M SF In DFW, But New Anchors Push To Near-Record Q2 Retail Occupancy

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week.

Local:

About Those Trees at Casa Linda Plaza
In Amazon’s HQ2 search, Dallas has a unique history to bring to the table
Purse Building Joins Other Efforts To Revitalize West End
New loft-style workspace and homes replace old office center near Dallas’ medical district
JPI Breaks Ground On Luxury Apartments At The Gate In Frisco
New Approach To Fitness Is Open To The Public
More apartments on the way in Frisco’s $5 billion mile
Preston Center office tower lands Eagle Materials in move from Oak Lawn
Canopy: The Latest Hotel Brand To Pitch The Dallas Experience

National:

Dunkin’ Brands new CEO modernizes iconic coffee company to stay relevant to customers who don’t want to pay more for their cup of Joe
Walmart testing c-store concept
Lidl USA: What Went Wrong And What It Can Do To Recover
Za’atar, The Tangy Middle Eastern Spice, Is Fast Becoming A Flavor Trend
First Look: Nike’s new store concept uses digital-user data to curate merchandise
A Pretty Smart Move: Home Depot Is Getting Into The Home Decor Space
The Rise Of The Five-Minute Shopping Trip
Fabletics sets aggressive store expansion
20 of the most exciting under-the-radar retail startups to watch in 2018

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Weekend Recap- July 6 Edition

Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July!! Have a great weekend.

Tim’s must reads:

The Man Who Bought Deep Ellum Reflects On Dallas’ Neighborhoods
Vacant Toys R Us, Sears stores won’t cause D-FW retail glut, new report says
Amazon will capitalize on the demise of Toys R Us by mailing millions of people a holiday toy catalog

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week.

Local:

RED Development’s The Union Signs Two Restaurants, Two Office Tenants
As real estate gets pricey, Dallas hotel operators find a new way to serve and save
Historic Downtown Frisco Rebranded ‘The Rail District’
North Texas Engine Speeds At Full Throttle
CRE Opinion: Evolve or Die in DFW Retail
Allen’s latest ‘alluring’ development has houses starting at $410,000
New mixed-use community will bring 440 homes in Celina
416-Unit Arts District Atelier Breaks Ground

National:

WeWork debuts retail format
Amazon buys PillPack, an online pharmacy, for just under $1B
Home Depot joins Walmart, others in installing lockers in stores for online orders
Discount fashion chain in U.S. expansion
Sears adds more stores to closings list; 78 set to close in September
US malls haven’t been this empty since 2012

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Weekend Recap- June 29 Edition

“The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September and officially filed for liquidation in March. As a result, more than 700 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores across the United States will be closing for good by Friday, June 29.

The store has been saddled with debt since a leveraged buyout in 2005 and struggled to keep up with competitors.

Though many Toys R Us fans were aware of this, they’re still heartbroken to see it go.”

Tim’s must reads:

Photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving an empty Toys “R” Us store goes viral
Toys R Us will close all of its US stores by the end of Friday. Take a look back at what it was like in its heyday
Two underground Dallas subway stations that are all but forgotten. Curious Texas digs for answers
First Look: Casper expanding in physical retail

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week.

Local:

Pushing The New Momentum In Downtown Dallas Development
Development Efforts Lacking In CBDs
When’s the next recession? Real estate analysts give their best guess
Hong Kong firm plans huge Frisco development with shopping mall, office towers, hotel and apartments
See how many Californians moved to Dallas in just 3 months last year FILED UNDER
Frisco decides it’s the end of the road for its ‘$5 Billion Mile’
First Look At Center For Architecture’s New Downtown Dallas Digs, New Name
West Village makeover: Gap exits, and new shops including Sephora move in
The Container Store unveils next-generation store

National:

Toys R Us will close all of its stores Friday
U.S. retail sales grew by 3.1 percent last week
Special Amazon Prime discounts will be in Whole Foods nationwide starting Wednesday
Physical stores win out over online competitors in this category
11 Things Retailers Just Said About The Future Of The Store
Former Toys R Us CEO considering a revival of the bankrupt retailer
Party City to open Toy City stores in wake of Toys R Us demise
Tech-savvy b8ta to expand footprint as Macy’s leads new funding
Kroger to bring driverless cars to grocery delivery
Fast-casual juice-bar chain continues aggressive expansion

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Weekend Recap- June 22 Edition

“Starbucks is decaffeinating its expansion with plans to close 150 U.S. units, three times as many stores as its usual fleet-rationalization rate, reflecting slowing growth and a performance that is undeserving of shareholders, said Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and CEO, during an Oppenheimer conference yesterday.”

As Business Stalls, Starbucks Triples Store Closure Rate With Plans To Shutter 150 U.S. Locations
Starbucks reins in expansion, ramps up store closings
Starbucks says it will close 150 stores next year
Starbucks to accelerate store closings next year

Below are a few articles that I found interesting this week.

Local:

D-FW investment property buys slowed in the first quarter
Landmark Deep Ellum hotel will fly Kimpton flag
Uptown Dallas office high-rise project will include park and restaurant buildings
DFW Economy Growing at a ‘Blistering Pace’: Federal Reserve
Help From Across The Pond: London And Dallas-Fort Worth Ink Partnership
Maple Avenue building sells for redo in Dallas’ Oak Lawn district
How a strip mall parking lot could become a park in Far North Dallas
One year and $30 million later, Dallas’ Hotel Crescent Court marries old with new
Allen Premium Outlets expansion ends with H&M opening, food truck row and stores relocating

National:

Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce
Dollar General jumps into self-checkout game
Texas Has Six Most Prosperous Cities
Retailer GameStop is in talks with buyout firms after receiving takeover interest
BJ’s Wholesale expects its IPO to price at $15 to $17 a share
Subway hires Bain to help with sales slump
Aldi, Big Lots, and Ashley pick up some Toys ‘R’ Us stores
Rent-A-Center to be acquired for $1.37 billion

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