Build It And They Won’t Come…. The Story of South China Mall

June 16, 2008

Tweet South China Mall, a 7 million square feet monstrosity (the largest mall in the world), sprawled over 200 acres and built in 2005 in the southern Pearl River Delta city of Dongguan sits nearly empty. The mall was originally designed to house 1,500 tenants. There are less than a dozen. The mall was featured […]


Land Deal Approved by City Council; Earthquakes Stadium One Step Closer

May 22, 2008

Tweet The San Jose city council approved a plan by Oakland A’s and San Jose Earthquakes owner Lew Wolff to develop a mixed-use office, hotel, and retail project near the San Jose airport. The property which encompasses 66 acres will contain roughly 100K SF of retail, a 300-key hotel, and 1.5 million square feet of […]


Walnut Creek Getting a New Neiman Marcus

March 18, 2008

Tweet The Broadway Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek is working with city officials and existing tenants to bring a 100,000 square feet Nieman Marcus to the center. The stores is slated to be located at South Main Street and Mount Diablo Boulevard, and is scheduled to open around early 2011. The shopping center is […]


Fresh & Easy Stores Sales Well Below Expectations

March 17, 2008

Tweet Fresh & Easy, the grocery store concept┬áby british-based Tesco who has been on an aggressive expansion plan in Southern California and soon to be Northern California reported sales numbers well below the $100M estimate over six-months. Turns out that sales only came in at $30M. The poor performance comes at a time when the […]


Santana Row Getting A 5-Story Retail/Office Building

February 13, 2008

Tweet Federal Realty, the owners of Santana Row have announced plans to build a 5-story office and retail project on a one-acre site within the complex. The building will feature 4-stories of office in a 15,000 SF floor plate above 15,000 SF of ground floor retail. The steel construction building is estimated to cost approximately […]


Serra Center in Milpitas Sells for $43.9M

February 6, 2008

Tweet The Serra Shopping Center in Milpitas sold for $43.9M. The center is an older center, anchored by Big Lots and Walgreens sitting on 16.4 Acres in Milpitas at the terminus of Highway 237. The buyer, Lap Tang Development Co. intends to redevelop the site into a mixed-use project with 350+ for sale condo units […]


New Software Allows Mall Owners and Retailers To Analyze Foot Traffic

December 15, 2007

Tweet In the online world, software has enabled retailers to analyze visitors shopping patterns with a click of a mouse. In the brick and mortar world of retailing, developers, architects, and retailers each spend massive amounts of time and money designing projects and stores in ways which maximize foot traffic and stickiness, which for developers […]


Vietnam Town Work Halted

November 12, 2007

Tweet Construction on Vietnam Town has been halted during the past 2 months or so. The slow pace of work has apparently caused the lender, United Commercial Bank, to halt disbursements until the issues which have caused the delays and slow pace of work to be resolved. Vietnam Town in San Jose is a multi-tenant, […]

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