In this dog-eat-dog retail world of shopping center operators and mall developers working every angle and concession to bring in new retail tenants, the last thing mall landlords need is a commercial construction general contractor who doesn’t know the rules causing headaches for everybody. And by causing headaches, I mean a GC that annoys your […]
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The Keys to Making Big Box Retail Construction Projects Successfully Fit Smaller, Urban Footprints like CityTarget on State Street
With the recent Chicago commercial construction news of Target moving to State Street and Wal-Mart opening its Neighborhood Market store at Presidential Towers, it begs the question of what other big box retailers might take advantage of current commercial construction costs and available space to introduce a smaller concept store to downtown Chicago. Is this a new retail construction trend? Probably so.
hhGregg is certainly creating buzz in Chicago retail construction with a number of retail retrofit construction projects in Chicago’s suburbs, so perhaps they are a likely candidate to penetrate the city’s urban retail market.
KA-BOOM! We were pulling a feeder cable through a Chicago retail construction project when we heard the explosion. Then, the transformer blew out. What the heck happened? It was a case for the Englewood Construction CSI team. Step 1: We pulled out the cable to find it completely destroyed. Step 2: We rented a sewer […]
January is a great time to create a commercial construction checklist of resolutions to help improve your commercial real estate business in the coming year. I’m sure some of you don’t have the time to draft a list of resolutions, so I’ve done it for you – you can thank me later. Whether you’re looking […]
Lately, we seem to be working on more and more new retail construction projects from international retailers. And with each one, we’ve learned some valuable commercial construction tips.
Whether it’s a chain of jewelry stores from Michael Hill (New Zealand), yoga apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica (Canada), fashion forward Zara (Spain) or restaurants like Marcello’s Market and Deli (Canada), they all want the same thing: a successful retail construction project that’s built on time and for a fair price. Not surprisingly, that’s the same thing U.S. retailers want. But getting from point A to point B with foreign retailers takes a certain savoir faire.