June 27 2016

Maki Fresh to Open New Stores in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville

Maki Fresh to Open New Stores in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville Maki Fresh will open two new restaurants in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, marking the fifth and sixth Maki Fresh locations. Celebrating five years of business, Maki Fresh is opening the restaurants as part of its plan to grow and expand. When opened, these two new restaurants […]

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June 16 2016

CityCentre announces AC Hotels construction timeline, artisanal food hall

CityCentre announces AC Hotels construction timeline, artisanal food hall By Lucy Berry June 16, 2016 Work will begin this month on a new-to-Alabama hotel at one of the city’s most anticipated projects in downtown Huntsville. RCP Companies and Yedla Hotel Management confirm grading will start before the end of June on AC Hotels by Marriott, […]

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June 10 2016

How Investors + Developers Pivot to Accommodate Shifting Retail Trends

How Investors + Developers Pivot to Accommodate Shifting Retail Trends By Stan Sonenshine t’s a simple truth: The retail market and business changes more than any other property type. In “How Retail is Shifting: A Focus on Malls,” I delved into the changes happening to retail malls. Continuing that idea, let’s take a look at other […]

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June 3 2016

The Art of Placemaking: Curating the Perfect Space

The Art of Placemaking: Curating the Perfect Space By Tierney Plumb June 3, 2016 “Placemaking” is a classic planning and development concept to describe a community-oriented approach to designing the built environment. Now, the retail real estate world is embracing placemaking more than ever, making it a hot topic of discussion at ICSC in Las Vegas.  […]

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May 27 2016

5 questions about the Madison Square Mall redevelopment plan in Huntsville

5 questions about the Madison Square Mall development plan in Huntsville By Lucy Berry May 27, 2016 The redeveloper of Madison Square Mall has about two months to design a new plan for the struggling former “Super Mall” at University Drive and Research Park Boulevard in Huntsville. The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to enter […]

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May 26 2016

Future of Madison Square Mall very different under redevelopment plan

Future of Madison Square Mall very different under redevelopment plan By Lucy Berry May 26, 2016 The long-awaited redevelopment of Madison Square Mall in Huntsville is one step closer to reality. The Huntsville City Council voted Thursday to approve an urban renewal and development agreement between the city and Mid-City Owner, LLC, to revitalize the Madison […]

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