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Bill Read on what’s moving into “Toys R Us” locations

More Toys “R” Us stores went up for sale. Here’s what’s moving in Another round of closing Toys R Us shops has been bid on. Successful bidders include Aldi, Big Lots and Ashley Furniture, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The toy retailer, which filed for bankruptcy late last year, had more than 800 locations […]

Birmingham’s next BIG development: District 31

Birmingham’s next BIG development: District 31 District 31 is a stunning retail project designed to be nothing less than the premier shopping destination in the fastest growing area of Birmingham. Located at the prominent corner of I-65 and US Highway 31 in Alabaster, Alabama, this Power Lifestyle Destination Center will bring together a creative mix […]


A MUCH NEEDED RENAISSANCE Consumer expectations are changing retail real estate for the better. The future success for retailers is now dependent on investments in technology, data analytics, innovations and customer service. As the 30,000-plus ICSC RECon attendees can already attest, retail is not dead, it is in a renaissance. This renaissance is a transition […]