Even in the best shopping center developments, not all spaces are created equal. Many shopping centers owners have difficulty leasing or keeping consistent retail tenants in certain portions of their shopping mall. In our shopping center construction experience at Englewood Construction, we have found that anchor tenants and smaller tenants in the center of the […]
It’s time to revisit another prediction I made last year in my blog post Commercial Constructions Trends to Watch in 2010 — Outside the Big Box. According to my blog, I said in 2010 we should “Expect to see new innovation in store concepts, especially when it comes to capitalizing on vacated commercial space in […]
The recent Chicago City Council approval of a second Wal-Mart in the city limits is excellent news for Chicago’s commercial construction industry. History shows commercial developers do well opening new big box retail stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot or Best Buy near Wal-Marts. New restaurant construction near the new Pullman Park Wal-Mart location should also pick up, especially in the form of fast food and fast casual restaurant construction projects. All in all, Chicago general commercial construction contractors should see an uptick in work.
At the end of 2009, I wrote a blog post called “Commercial Construction Trends to Watch in 2010.” With four months under our belt, I think the time is right to revisit one of the trends I mentioned called “Back on Track” and its relevance to the retail construction industry. In the post I said […]
We’ve all seen the headlines about retail sales on the rise and an improving economy, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see astute shopping center developers and mall landlords taking advantage of market conditions by turning a struggling enclosed shopping mall into a successful open-air shopping center for a fraction of what it would have […]