In late 2011, the announcement that Filene’s Basement would be closing its doors presented both a challenge and an opportunity for Kimco’s Manhasset Center in Manhasset, New York. The well-known department store was the center’s anchor tenant, occupying a 60,000-square-foot, three-story building on Northern Boulevard’s ‘Miracle Mile,’ one of Long Island’s most heavily trafficked shopping corridors.… Read More

In most cases, becoming an entrepreneur is like becoming a parent. No one prepares you for it. And while Rudy Gonzales didn’t get a manual when his two daughters were born, he was able to get support and guidance when he launched his new business that was inspired by his children — Build-It Workshops.… Read More

IN LINE: The strategy behind Pure Hockey’s physical stores aligns with its e-commerce site

FITS LIKE A GLOVE: Pure Hockey is well-suited for its new location at a Kimco center

Finding the right location for your business is one of the most important decisions any retailer makes. For Pure Hockey, that decision meant moving its flagship store from Berlin, Mass., onto the same road as the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough, Mass.… Read More

UPDATE: Target Canada opened in Kimco’s Shoppers World Danforth center on March 27, featuring a celebrity line-up that included Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively, Elisha Cuthbert, and others. Here are some photos from the grand opening event.

One of Target Canada’s first stores to open this month was at a property jointly owned by Kimco and RioCanGates of Fergus in Fergus, Ontario.… Read More

The biggest retail news story right now is, naturally, the 2012 holiday shopping season results. In November and December, national retail sales and foot traffic each increased 2.5 percent compared to the same two months last year, according to ShopperTrak.

Kimco has been discussing this story, as well as many others over the past quarter, in national and local media outlets.… Read More

Stirling Bridges food

FARE: Stirling Bridges serves British favorites as well as other cultural cuisine

The Sacramento area is about to raise a pint for the new British gastropub opening in Kimco’s Madison Plaza this weekend, Stirling Bridges. Owner Andy Wylie, who hails from Scotland, is ushering in a new take on the British gastropub experience with his Carmichael, Calif., restaurant.… Read More

Krystina Cabrera has always enjoyed getting massages and facials at the spa. But it wasn’t until she was 37 that she decided to go back to school and turn her passion into a business. Today, that passion has helped make her one of the first Kimco KEYS tenants, with the opening of Bella by Krys Day Spa in Kimco’s Melrose Village Plaza in Vista, Calif.… Read More

HIDEOUT HEAVEN: One satisfied Comic Book Hideout customer

HIDEOUT HEAVEN: One satisfied Comic Book Hideout customer

Glynnes Pruett has been selling comic books with her dad at industry trade shows since she was six. They imagined having their own comic book store one day, and often talked about what it would be like, what they’d sell, and who would come enjoy their comics.… Read More