Professional artist Sandra Marshall has been a painter since she graduated college, working mostly on portraits and wall murals. But she has just as much of a passion for teaching — her degree was in elementary education.

When she moved to the Phoenix area from New York, she found a need for more arts education, and began offering lessons and painting parties out of her home to friends and classmates of her children.… Read More

Small business optimism reached its third highest level since the Great Recession last month, in spite of harsh weather conditions that pummeled much of the country this winter. That resilience is promising for the economy, and underscores the importance consumers place in small shops as they continue to patronize these retailers and businesses.… Read More

This Mother’s Day, we would like to take the time to recognize some of our tenants that happen to be both small business owners and mothers. We spoke with five businesswomen throughout the country to get their tips and advice on juggling motherhood and a business.… Read More

Purchasing sports equipment can be expensive, and for people playing multiple sports, or children wanting to try new activities, costs can rack up very quickly. This is where Play It Again Sports, the largest sporting goods resale franchise in North America, steps in.… Read More

Getting customers through the door is half the battle. So what are businesses doing to attract customers to their shops? A recent trend shows retail chains hosting events to entice customers and boost sales. These in-store events vary by store and brand but they all have the same goal in mind–get the consumer in the store and keep them there.… Read More

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 1 million restaurant locations in the United States. So what can emerging restaurants do to standout — especially if they want to expand into new markets?

We spoke with Steve Silverstein, CEO & Founder, and Dennis Maher, Vice President of Real Estate, of Not Your Average Joe’s (NYAJ), to find out what makes NYAJ so unique and how the New England-based restaurant chain found its way into Kimco’s Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.… Read More

We’ve been witnessing the disruption that technology has been having on retail, but what was once something that created anxiety is now creating tremendous opportunity, and retailers are now actively embracing these opportunities. Just last quarter, Macy’s invested billions of dollars toward a new effort that, in part, encourages shoppers to use their mobile device to search for and purchase apparel in its stores, while others have turned to virtual reality to create a next generation retail experience.… Read More

In busy Northeast Philadelphia, Kimco has played a key role turning four adjacent blocks into a retail hub for the city. Target, Sears, and Pathmark anchor three of the properties where Cottman Avenue meets Bustleton Avenue, and all have been successfully serving a dense local population, buoyed in part by the ground-up renovations we completed five years ago.… Read More