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Read Report: Burlington’s aggressive plan is making a lot of Landlords happy

Retail Report

By Bill Read
November 22, 2021

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Burlington: Expansion and Site Criteria

Report Highlights

  • Burlington expansion update
  • Site criteria
  • Listing of 2021 store openings

Burlington has been aggressive with growth this year, opening 100 stores in 2021 compared to 62 stores last year. From 2016 to 2021, the average store size has shrunk from an average of 51,000 sf to 32,000 sf. The new preferred store size is 25,000 sf.

Burlington’s rapid expansion has been great news for landlords that got back hundreds of boxes from merchants that either filed Chapter 11 or closed under performing stores.

“Looking further out, we remain very excited by the market share opportunities ahead of us. Our 34% total sales growth year-to-date reinforces our confidence in this opportunity.


The Read Report

Industry report on trends with commercial retail real estate.
Researched and written by Bill Read.

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About Retail Specialists

Retail Specialists, LLC (RSI) is the premier retail real estate services firm in the south. We are committed to long-term relationships in property management, retail representation, development, and leasing and brokerage. Founded in 2005, we’ve thrived through tough times and shine under pressure. A unique mix of experience, technology, and data have proven successful in a business we love.





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