More than 300 department stores are closing this year, putting about 36 million square feet of vacant space back on the market, according to JLL’s latest retail report Empty to Alive: The Next Use for Department Store Space. Which begs the question, what will become of all that empty space? Well, it’s not all doom and gloom as you’ve probably read in the news. According to our research, we expect to see more restaurants,… Read More
Recent closure announcements from JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears & Kmart tell us that up to 324 department stores will soon be empty. What happens when big anchors go vacant? JLL’s Greg Maloney explains how shopping center owners can make this space useful again. We also learn what happened to the 133 Target stores that closed in Canada in 2015 from Dr. Tony Hernandez of the Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity… Read More
Sears Holdings Corporation has submitted plans to the City of Aventura for the redevelopment of the Sears property at Aventura Mall into an exciting open-air village that will feature retail, restaurants, offices and a hotel.
Esplanade at Aventura will be a complete redevelopment of the 12.3 acres owned by Sears Holdings that currently features a Sears full-line store, Sears Auto Center and adjacent surface parking areas. The proposed new development will include approximately… Read More