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In Portland, Ore., One Project With 2 Styles Reflects Its Neighborhood
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In Portland, Ore., One Project With 2 Styles Reflects Its Neighborhood

PORTLAND, Ore. — With two distinct buildings covering one city block, the Heartline development in this city’s Pearl District serves to unite the...

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Square Feet: Washington Torn Over How to Grow Without ‘Breaking Up a Village’
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Square Feet: Washington Torn Over How to Grow Without ‘Breaking Up a Village’

A battle between market forces leading to gentrification and the pushback to maintain affordable housing is playing out in the capital’s...

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Square Feet: New Jersey Town and University Bridge Their Divide, and Both Reap a Reward
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Square Feet: New Jersey Town and University Bridge Their Divide, and Both Reap a Reward

Rowan University and the Borough of Glassboro overcame years of distrust to revitalize the downtown area with retail, restaurants and student...

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8,000 Starbucks Stores Begin to Shut for Worker Anti-Bias Training
News 2 weeks ago
8,000 Starbucks Stores Begin to Shut for Worker Anti-Bias Training

The coffee chain was closing U.S. stores for several hours Tuesday to improve its image after the arrests of two black men at a store in...

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Skin Deep: How to Cure the Makeup Counter Blues
News 3 weeks ago
Skin Deep: How to Cure the Makeup Counter Blues

As the popularity of online beauty shopping continues to grow, the traditional department store makeup counter is getting a new look....

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Square Feet: Drawing a Younger Crowd to Lower Manhattan
News 3 weeks ago
Square Feet: Drawing a Younger Crowd to Lower Manhattan

The neighborhood may be the oldest part of New York, but it feels like the newest with the arrival of hotels, residential and office towers,...

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Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.
News 1 month ago
Tech Hit This Small Town Hard. Now, Locals Hope It Will Fuel a Revival.

Holywell, a town in Wales with dozens of local retailers, has struggled with the impacts of online shopping. It is applying technology to try and...

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Itineraries: Airports Are Developing the Land Past the Runways
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Itineraries: Airports Are Developing the Land Past the Runways

To hold the line on airline fees and to pay for terminal improvements, airports are leasing their property. Golf anyone?...

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Critical Shopper: Nordstrom Men: Choose Your Own Adventure
News 1 month ago
Critical Shopper: Nordstrom Men: Choose Your Own Adventure

The new store is not what you’d expect to find at 57th and Broadway. For one thing, you may find some highly coveted sneakers here....

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Square Feet: Developers Add a Missing Piece to Their Projects: Hotels
News 1 month ago
Square Feet: Developers Add a Missing Piece to Their Projects: Hotels

Founts of foot traffic, hotels are popping up in developments that combine retail and restaurants with housing and offices....

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Amazon, Not Waiting for HQ2, Announces Projects in Boston and Vancouver
News 1 month ago
Amazon, Not Waiting for HQ2, Announces Projects in Boston and Vancouver

As Amazon dances through courtship rituals with the 20 cities hoping to host its second headquarters, the company is also charging ahead on a slate...

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After Years of Decline, a California Port City Sheds Its Past
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After Years of Decline, a California Port City Sheds Its Past

The port city of Long Beach, Calif., has long struggled to revive its downtown core, which steadily deteriorated as the Navy pared down and...

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With a Glance Backward, Brooks Brothers Looks to the Future
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With a Glance Backward, Brooks Brothers Looks to the Future

In early 2002, just a few months after he officially took over as the new owner and chief executive officer of Brooks Brothers, Claudio Del Vecchio...

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Party City Offers Ramadan Decorations, a First for a Big U.S. Retailer
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Party City Offers Ramadan Decorations, a First for a Big U.S. Retailer

For the first time, a major American retailer is offering a dedicated line of decorations for the holiest month on the Islamic calendar: Ramadan,...

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Stewart Airport Adopts a New Identity: New York Area’s Budget Flight Hub
News 2 months ago
Stewart Airport Adopts a New Identity: New York Area’s Budget Flight Hub

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. — As the baggage claim area at New York Stewart International Airport filled with passengers arriving from Dublin last month, the...

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When Your Fixer-Upper Is Your Hometown
News 2 months ago
When Your Fixer-Upper Is Your Hometown

Darla Moore came from humble roots. She grew up in Lake City, S.C., an agricultural community with a population of 6,675. After college, she moved...

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How Developers Discovered Tampa’s ‘Best-Kept Secret’
News 2 months ago
How Developers Discovered Tampa’s ‘Best-Kept Secret’

TAMPA, Fla. — When Paul Guzzo first set eyes on Tampa in 1999, he was not impressed. “I thought, this isn’t a city — it’s a ghost town,” said Mr....

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Nordstrom Opening a New York Store as Other Retailers Close Theirs
News 2 months ago
Nordstrom Opening a New York Store as Other Retailers Close Theirs

The Nordstrom family has run stores for more than a century, first selling shoes in the Pacific Northwest and later introducing fashion-forward...

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Higher Property Taxes? You May Be Able to Appeal
News 2 months ago
Higher Property Taxes? You May Be Able to Appeal

If your property tax bills are increasing, you’re not alone. The average tax bill in 2017 was about $3,400, or 3 percent higher than the prior year...

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Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores
News 2 months ago
Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores

SEATTLE — To see what it’s like inside stores where sensors and artificial intelligence have replaced cashiers, shoppers have to trek to Amazon Go,...

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In the Catskills, New Hope for the Return of Tourism
News 2 months ago
In the Catskills, New Hope for the Return of Tourism

THOMPSON, N.Y. — Patti Greco Sunshine, 57, a longtime resident of this town near the Catskill Mountains in Sullivan County, has watched as the...

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Charles P. Lazarus, Toys ‘R’ Us Founder, Dies at 94
News 2 months ago
Charles P. Lazarus, Toys ‘R’ Us Founder, Dies at 94

Mr. Lazarus parlayed a single store in Washington, D.C., into the world’s leading toy chain, but the company liquidated last week, burdened by debt...

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Square Feet: Equitable Building, Spur for Modern Zoning, Will Get a $50 Million Face-Lift
News 2 months ago
Square Feet: Equitable Building, Spur for Modern Zoning, Will Get a $50 Million Face-Lift

Silverstein Properties is embarking on a project to restore grandeur to the ground-floor corridor and re-establish it as a public thoroughfare....

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Claire’s, the Teen Jewelry Chain, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
News 3 months ago
Claire’s, the Teen Jewelry Chain, Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The mall staple, known for its ear piercing service, is trying to shed $1.9 billion in debt and close underperforming stores....

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Square Feet: A Renewal for Phoenix’s Warehouse District: Polished but Gritty
News 3 months ago
Square Feet: A Renewal for Phoenix’s Warehouse District: Polished but Gritty

City officials are encouraging developers to salvage neglected structures and use them to woo tenants....

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Square Feet: How Craft Breweries Are Helping to Revive Local Economies
News 3 months ago
Square Feet: How Craft Breweries Are Helping to Revive Local Economies

Across the country, breweries are giving lift to sleepy commercial districts, drawing tourists to once-bustling manufacturing centers....

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Toilet Paper Shortage Strikes Taiwan Amid Pricing Panic
News 3 months ago
Toilet Paper Shortage Strikes Taiwan Amid Pricing Panic

Retailers are having difficulty keeping the daily necessity in stock, as plans for price increases have sent consumers flocking to stores....

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The Atlantic Plans a Hiring Spree
News 3 months ago
The Atlantic Plans a Hiring Spree

At a time when media companies old and new are laying off employees, a publication founded in 1857 goes against the grain with support from Laurene...

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Square Feet: Philadelphia’s First Step to a Platform of Innovation
News 3 months ago
Square Feet: Philadelphia’s First Step to a Platform of Innovation

Drexel Square kicks off a 20-year, $3.5 billion development that aims to create a hub for technology and life-sciences companies called Schuylkill...

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Q&A: Next for Dream: Boutique Hotels in Belize and Tulum
News 3 months ago
Q&A: Next for Dream: Boutique Hotels in Belize and Tulum

Jay Stein explains why the hotel group known for luxury properties in places like New York is expanding to smaller cities in the United States and...

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