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Prioritizing Retail Recruitment Strategies
From The Buxton Co

Retail recruitment requires a multi‑faceted strategy so that when the economic development team approaches a targeted retailer, they’ve done their homework. The team needs to understand the company, its culture, and its expansion goals, and to report with confidence how . . . 

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MARINATE
Catering company announces first brick-and-mortar in Hollywood, CA

Edited by Michael Blahy

After a failed business turned into a successful catering company, two knuckleheads take one more stab at a storefront.
With a successful catering company spanning from downtown Los Angeles, all the way to the Westside, partners Mat Yuriditsky and Scot Rogers make a second attempt at brick-and-mortar store.

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Exculpatory Clause Declawed
by Michael Blahy

A tenant sued its landlord for not having adequate parking. The landlord’s attempt to limit its liability failed.

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3 Steps for Success in Moving Healthcare Services to Retail Centers

Healthcare providers have been gradually moving into retail centers for a number of years now, but the trend has finally gained . . .

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MOD Pizza
Sets Aggressive Growth Plan

In mid-2016, MOD Pizza announced it had achieved a planned funding infusion intended to buffet the company’s growth plans leading into 2017. At that time, the company operated ...

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Locating Adult‑Oriented Businesses

Cities throughout the world have had the ability to dictate how land within their boundaries are used. Further as circumstances require, additional restrictions are imposed on certain businesses for the protection of ...

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Thinking Beyond Residents: Defining Your Community’s True Consumer Base

No matter what your industry, defining who your customers are and how many of them there are is a critical process in planning for your next move. Without that crucial information, you end up ...

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LIDS
It’s Regarded as The Destination for Hats

The company playfully implores customers, “No matter where you’re at, wear a hat.” By serving the needs of a broad market base, encompassing everyone from core sports fans and fashion-conscious, trend-savvy teens to customers ranging in age from their 20s on up through retirement age, LIDS has become ...

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A Matter of “Degree of Foreseeability”

The public has an expectation of safety and security when visiting a shopping center, but what level of care does a shopping center have a duty to provide?

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Where Should You Grow? Identifying Healthcare Market Opportunity

Opening new healthcare facilities isn’t the same process that it used to be. The old “If you build it, they will come” mantra is no longer a guarantee, which means providers need to take a hard look at ...

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Chipotle
A Consistent Fast Casual Segment Leader

Denver, CO based Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has consistently ranked among the restaurant industries’ best performing companies. When it was founded in 1993, the goal was to provide tacqueria-inspired, affordably priced menu items, of a quality on par with fine dining, but delivered ...

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Misrepresentation "Negotiation Skill"

The “negotiation skill” of a salary plus commission employee landed a California leasing agency in court.

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New Study Shows the Retail Industry Isn’t Struggling as Much as You May Think

Today’s news headlines scream the end of the retail industry as we know it. This “retail apocalypse” has been discussed so often that it is embraced as fact.
But is it true?

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CHARLOTTE RUSSE
Represents Savvy Retailing

Those familiar with formerly popular confections will recognize Charlotte Russe as a dessert invented by a noted French chef in the late 1700s, who named it in honor of his Russian employer, Czar Alexander I. It consists of a rather elegant ...

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"Excited Utterance Exception"

When a startling event occurs, people say things about it. But when is what they say admissible in a court of law?

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