Cynthia Mines

Articles by Cynthia Mines
The Strongest Link
The ChainLinks name has been familiar for two decades in the shopping center industry. But last year, significant changes took place behind-the-scenes
Prescription for Success?
As consumers clamor for convenience, national drug chains are building freestanding stores on high-profile corners across the country. They say such locations
Family Pizza Place: Quick-Rises Into National Chain
Expanding from one neighborhood pizzeria in 1963, to a chain of 143 restaurants in the late 1990s, Donatos Pizza faced steady growth. But the Columbus,
Chinese Chain: Steaming with Success
When Paul Fleming, a Ruth's Chris Steak House franchisee, couldn't find Chinese food to his liking in his hometown of Phoenix, he decided to start his
The Main Street Challenge
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, modern retail centers have been created from the sites of parking lots, a Navy hospital, even a former car factory.
The Outlet Industry Turns 20
Two decades after the first enclosed outlet mall opened in 1980, the industry has matured without wavering from its original mission: providing manufacturers
Q&A with Steven Wechsler
As the century draws to a close, REITs find themselves at a crossroads. With acquisition opportunities drying up and stock prices remaining relatively
Enter New Software Era
It's been a quantum leap from back-of-the-envelope calculations to integrated software programs that can instantaneously crunch a number of variables
Bringing Main Street to the Mall
Fountains featuring sculptures of kids playing, a courthouse square, custom-cast metal and wood benches, old-time street lamps and uniquely designed storefronts
'Nichols' Folly'
FOR MORE THAN 75 YEARS, Country Club Plaza has been at the heart of Kansas City, Mo. Even when new suburban malls beckoned, shoppers remained loyal to
Demystifying Deregulation
While the deregulation of electricity may not be the panacea commercial users had hoped, energy experts say there are other strategies retailers and shopping
From Here To There: Outlets Going Global
Although building momentum has slowed, outlet centers are making their mark, both domestically and abroad. In this country, existing outlet centers are
Boise Silences The Critics
Making a megaplex theater the center of its retail concept has been the ticket to success for Boise, Idaho-based Hawkins-Smith Commercial Developers.Hawkins-Smith
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