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

Popcorn has been around for over 6,000 years, but our love of the classic treat certainly hasn’t diminished in that time. In fact, Americans today consume more than 17 billion quarts of popcorn annually.

Of course, just because it’s an old treat doesn’t mean it can’t get a new twist.… 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

When you think of food, “dirty” isn’t usually the adjective that excites your taste buds. Unless, of course, it’s a Dirty Burger.

Cooked using a unique blend of 10 spices (called dirty dust) and honey, the Dirty Burger was officially voted the Best Burger on Long Island during the Great Burger Battle in Patchogue, hosted by Pulse Magazine.… 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

Over the past few years consumers have been taking a much more conscientious approach to purchasing products that are environmentally friendly and better for their well-being. And it seems that we’re applying the same thought process when it comes to buying for our furry friends.… Read More

At Cassariano Italian Eatery in Kimco’s Mineola Shopping Center in Mineola, New York, owner William Conte (Bill) and partner Giancarlo Di Maggio are cooking up fresh Italian classics for guests, family, and even Sal Valentinetti, frequent performer at Cassariano and a contestant who received the “golden buzzer” from Heidi Klum on this season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.… Read More