The following article from Bloomberg is one of many recent stories to report that malls are adding grocery stores in an effort to lure back shoppers. Younger readers (and this graying blogger) may not recall that, as the article points out, supermarkets were once tenants in many American shopping centers. However, they fled to cheaper locations in the 60s and 70s. Now, with so much vacant mall space, they’re beginning to come back.
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By David Goodman
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David, a licensed PA & NJ real estate agent, “runs with” Equity Retail Brokers in Plymouth Meeting, PA. He spends most of his time leasing shopping centers for the likes of Kimco Realty, Echo Realty, The Gambone Group, Hilton Realty, Hutensky Capital Partners and others. David also represents select regional and national retail tenants, sells bank-owned properties and blogs about the supermarket industry. Equity Retail Brokers provides comprehensive retail real estate services through the company’s sales, leasing, tenant representation and asset management divisions. David is left-handed and his brother is a Mason.