On September 20, Kimco’s Plaza Centro Mall in Caguas, Puerto Rico celebrated its Sixth Annual Chess Tournament, an event attracting close to 200 players, primarily ages six to 20 years old, and over 400 onlookers. This day-long event is a spin-off from the weekly free chess classes we’ve been offering at the mall for the past six years.… Read More
Enter the Firefighter Combat Challenge: Firefighters in “full bunker gear” and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, racing head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a series of five tasks including climbing a five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses, and rescuing a life-sized “victim.” The Challenge seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public.… Read More
Health-conscious consumers are driving the growth of health-oriented retailers, making it more commonplace to see a doctor or urgent care facility in a shopping center. Last year Kimco signed 40 medical clinic leases alone, an increase from the 34 it signed in 2013 and 27 in 2012.… Read More
In Bridgehampton, New York, one shop owner is helping shoppers keep summer alive throughout the year by offering upscale, beach-inspired gifts, designs, and décor.
Kimco’s Suburban Square is no stranger to events that benefit the Greater Philadelphia area. We’ve hosted a Spring Social to raise money for the Devon Horse Show, and each summer we host a concert series, Rock ‘N’ Stroll. We also partner with the local Ardmore Rotary every May to organize Run Around the Square, which has raised over $20,000 for military families.… Read More
While at this year’s International Council of Shopping Centers at (ICSC) RECon conference, I ran into Steve Hockett, President of Great Clips, a hair salon which has enjoyed healthy growth and loyal patrons. Great Clips typically sets up shop in neighborhood or community shopping centers, Kimco’s sweet spot, and the chain currently has 57 locations throughout our portfolio.… Read More