Last month, two tenants of Manetto Hill Plaza in Plainview, New York, celebrated a major milestone. Solomons Jewelers and Raves Salon each reached their 40-year anniversary at the Plaza.

Both tenants have become staples of the Plainview community, and have earned loyal customer bases over their 40 years at the Plaza.… Read More

As companies continue to find ways to cut costs, for example by negotiating rental rates for offices, the concept of alternative work space that allows for coworking has become more appealing to large and small businesses alike. In fact, there has been a sharp rise in remote jobs over the last several years, with telecommuting job listings increasing 36 percent.… Read More

While internet shopping certainly offers its perks, sometimes you just can’t beat the in-store experience.

Internet retailers seem to be realizing this too, as more and more online-only companies begin to launch test stores in cities around the country. Amazon opened its first physical book store in 2015, with a second location planned for Manhattan later this year.… Read More

One of the best aspects of being the property manager at a shopping center is having the opportunity to interact with guests, boost foot traffic, and create loyal shoppers by hosting creative events. It takes many months of planning, a patient mindset, and nimble thinking, but the joy it brings to community members and tenants makes all the preparation worthwhile.… Read More

In 2015, restaurant sales surpassed supermarket sales for the first time in almost 20 years. This trend is causing shopping center owners to shift their tenant mix to include more one-of-a-kind dining experiences for shoppers with constantly changing tastes, which includes food trucks.… Read More

Our recent post introduced you to three independent retailers with thriving businesses in Suburban Square, a flagship Kimco property in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Nestled amongst major international retailers, such as J.Crew, Lululemon, and Apple, as well as franchises like Ruby’s Diner and Robeks, these independent retailers have garnered themselves long-standing customer followings.… Read More

Not long ago Harrisburg East Shopping Center was a struggling asset along an incredibly busy corridor east of Harrisburg, in South Central Pennsylvania. The shopping center, while strategically positioned in a retail hub of Harrisburg, needed a little boost. So, a redevelopment opportunity was conceived and the property was soon gearing up to attract new retailers.… Read More

Kimco’s properties have a large and diverse independent retailer presence. These retailers have built their business from the ground up and attract loyal customer bases by excelling in customer service and offering unique products.

In this two-part series on independent retailers, we’ll take a look at Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, one of our flagship properties and a great example of small businesses holding their own in a tenant mix.… Read More