Pop-up idea proliferating

Sitcom-themed diners, cat cafe among ideas PHILIP MARCELO | Associated Press BOSTON – Now you see them; now you don’t. Pop-up storefronts and eateries have been around for years, but entrepreneurs increasingly are taking the concept in new and unexpected directions. In late July, New York welcomed the Museum of Ice Cream, an interactive pop-up … More Pop-up idea proliferating

Shopping centers pursue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.

At a time when many traditional retailers are shrinking store sizes or closing locations, real estate developers are trying to fill malls and shopping centers with businesses that are “Internet proof.” Online sales make up only about 7 percent of all retail transactions in the United States, according to a recent report by global real … More Shopping centers pursue ‘Internet-proof’ tenants that can survive online competitors.

Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop Churning Success for Graduate

For alumna Colleen Cruze Bhatti, a combination of timing, connections, and hard work brought her to the next step in her growing dairy business, Cruze Farm Girl. This summer, Bhatti opened her first storefront, the Cruze Farm Milk Bar, in downtown Knoxville. She credits UT’s Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for supporting her entrepreneurial … More Ice Cream Pop-Up Shop Churning Success for Graduate

Mall Owners Warm Up to ‘Pop-Up Stores’

Westfield, Simon Property Group dedicate staff, space to short-term stores once viewed as seasonal businesses. Mall landlords are turning to short-term retailers known as “pop-up stores” to attract shoppers and boost revenue as department stores and other tenants struggle to combat the growth of online commerce. Big shopping center owners such as Westfield Corp. and … More Mall Owners Warm Up to ‘Pop-Up Stores’

Kanye West Pop-up Store Opens in Lakeside Mall

The store is one of 21 temporary shops across the globe that will be open for three days. Kanye West pop-up store opens in Lakeside Mall. Christopher Nichols arrived at Lakeside mall in Sterling Heights at 11 p.m. Thursday to begin his 12-hour wait. But when the 16-year-old Southfield resident was one of the first two people … More Kanye West Pop-up Store Opens in Lakeside Mall