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David Sokol

In the business of architecture, a rule of thumb goes that the ups and downs of the industry generally lag those of the economy by anywhere between six
Saks in China?
Saks Fifth Avenue has opened an 300,000 square foot store in Shanghai China
Denim Phenom
New Irvine store is tangled up in blue
When fans in Manchester, N.H., come to watch their new hometown team, a Toronto Blue Jays Double A affiliate, they'll have more than baseball souvenirs
Live from ICSC: Cool Man, Cool
Retailers and retail real estate professionals looking for money-making new consumer trends should chill. That was the message at a session of the ICSC
Steele's Case
Retail Traffic Associate Editor David Sokol recently sat down with Max Steele, vice president of San Francisco-based architecture firm Gensler, to talk
Visions of the Future?
The storefronts of a handful of surviving tenants are festooned with signs announcing special sales. Their neighbors are padlocked, windows papered over
The Department Store of the Future
Is the demise of the department store inevitable? Not if England's Selfridges has its way. The department store chain is opening a new outpost in Birmingham
SCW FEATURE: Piercing the Gen Y Myths
Echo boomers, Gen Y, the Millennial generation. There are as many names for the subset of Americans ages 6 to 25 as there are trends in the hallways of
NEWS: Strip Mall Strut
The hybridization of shopping center formats continues. Among the latest examples of the concept creep strip malls that shed their cookie-cutter past
NEWS: Asbury Park Update
Asbury Partners has provided a sneak peak of portions of the master plan for redeveloping Asbury Park, N.J., as a retail and entertainment destination
NEWS: IKEA Docks at Long Wharf
In 1999, the City of New Haven pulled the plug on a proposal to build a megamall in the city's Long Wharf waterfront district. The city wanted the mall,
SCW CASE STUDY: The Prada Effect
When does 23,000 square feet cost $40 million to build? When it's the Prada New York Epicenter. Designed by architecture's visionary (and super-trendy)
Inland Retail Buys Two North American Properties Power Malls
In these heady investment times, buyers are flocking from sellers' markets-particularly grocery-anchored neighborhood centers-to more sanely priced power
NEWS: Sacramento's Rail Yards to be Huge Renewal Site
Millennia Associates, the development arm of the Jerde Partnership, a Venice Beach, Calif., architectural firm, is buying the former Union Pacific Railroad
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