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Not “Business as Usual”: How Communities Can Support Local Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
From The Buxton Co
By Julie Glover, Buxton Professional in Residence

And now we wait. Waiting patiently does not come naturally, so this is hard. We want to find the problem and fix it, fight it, remove it, but that’s not possible right now. So, what can you, as a community leader, do to help ...

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Is there an “Independent Agent”?
by Michael Blahy

“Risk and Release” provisions within agreements do not necessarily protect everyone from liability due to negligence.

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Retail and Restaurant Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020

The retail and restaurant industries are constantly evolving. To help retail and restaurant decision makers navigate the changing environment, Buxton surveys our subject matter experts to identify the most important retail and restaurant real estate trends each year. The following ...

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Photo Finished

A New Years fall ended with a resolution not in favour of the injured party and an attorney possibly facing sanctions.
On New Years Day, 2017 Linda Waldon (Linda) was shopping at a Wal-Mart store in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She was looking at some clothes hanging on a rack, when she slipped on a plastic hanger beneath or around the rack. She experienced “back, neck, and head injuries requiring medical care” and her husband Steve Waldon endured the “loss of consortium and companionship”.

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Restaurant Strategy: 4 Tips for Winning in Today’s Marketplace

Once upon a time, defining a restaurant strategy was a fairly straight forward process. Competition was clearly defined. Distribution channels were limited to in-person dining and perhaps some catering. Consumers spent a growing portion ...

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Bumper Carts

In December 2012, Barbara Rieger and Ruth Kurka were shopping at a Giant Eagle grocery store in Brook Park Ohio. Ruth Kurka was using a motorized cart, and while driving by the bakery counter, she collided with Barbara Rieger’s push cart which knocked her ...

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Prioritizing Retail Recruitment Strategies

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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Exculpatory Clause Declawed

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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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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