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Beth Karlin

MIXED USE: Fitting The Pieces Together
Architects have assumed the complex task of satisfying many masters as mixed use takes off
Cerealisciously Delicious
It's always Saturday morning at Cereality. At the fast-food chain, pajama-clad servers offer more than 30 varieties of cereals (from Oatmeal to Lucky
Breaking The Card
Gift card breakage is complicating retail sales accounting at a time when the plastic money is the gift that keeps on giving. And giving. No, breakage
Retail Reincarnation
Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay was home to the Pacific Fleet in World War II. In Washington, D.C., a triangular 1941 building at a busy intersection
MALL WALK: True Blue Myths
Authenticity is in the eye of the beholder. At the Urban Land Institute fall meeting in Los Angeles in November, architects and developers debated the
New Urbanism
The New Orleans revitalization effort was the main topic of conversation at the Urban Land Institute's fall meeting in Los Angeles in November. ULI will
MALL WALK: Hail The Boomer Woman
On a recent visit to my hometown, in Chicago's suburbs, my mother and I took a ritual trip to what I know as Old Orchard, now Westfield Shoppingtown Old
MALL WALK: The Philadelphia Story
Where is the Center City District? I asked the desk clerk at the Hilton Garden Inn near Philadelphia's Convention Center. You're in Center City, she replied.
MALL WALK: From Slurpees To Energy Drinks
New York Slurpee Junkies rejoice: For the first time in 23 years, you can pop into a 7-Eleven in Manhattan and suck down the sweet and icy concoction
MALL WALK: Block 37
When I was young and growing up in the Chicago suburbs, State Street was indisputably The Great Street. The elegant Marshall Fields & Co. was the place
Steve Wynn, who has all the ambition and wealth of a Medici, originally planned to call his new resort Le Rve, or The Dream the name of a Picasso painting
MALL WALK: I Love Bargains
It was a rainy Saturday in Hilton Head, S.C., and traffic on U.S. 278 was backed up for miles. Finally, I saw the sign for Tanger Factory Outlet Center
MALL WALK: Food And The City
If Sex and the City were still filming in Manhattan, the Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle would likely be part of the scenery. See Carrie drop in
Simon Mixes It Up
Simon Property Group is embracing the mixed-use format as a way to rework existing retail properties and squeeze out more revenue. The nation's largest
Canyon-Johnson Plans New Deals
Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund LLC cashed in on two properties in February and is closing the fund's second round which, at $600 million, is twice as much
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