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Landlords learn to repurpose their malls

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Landlords learn to repurpose their malls

  By Lisa Spiwak This is a season of discontent for retailers. There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without a national chain closing stores or filing for bankruptcy protection. Most recently, we lost Sport Chalet. Before that, it was Sports Authority, Sears, Fresh & Easy, Office Depot, Radio Shack, Staples, Abercrombie Read More →

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A win for the little guys

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2010  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on A win for the little guys

Santa Barbara’s independent bookstores are claiming victory in the latest battle against big-box chains

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State Street goes from books to bargains in a flurry of deals

By   /  Monday, November 29th, 2010  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on State Street goes from books to bargains in a flurry of deals

Santa Barbara’s downtown retail scene is trading its literary aspirations for bargain-priced fashion, signaling a possible new trend in State Street retail.

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Marshalls, H&M moving in on State Street

By   /  Friday, November 26th, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on Marshalls, H&M moving in on State Street

Off-price apparel stores Marshalls and H&M will replace book giants Borders and Barnes & Noble in downtown Santa Barbara, according to real estate insiders.

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Borders to close Santa Barbara store

By   /  Tuesday, November 16th, 2010  /  Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Borders to close Santa Barbara store

National book retailer Borders is closing its downtown Santa Barbara store amid a nationwide wave of store closings. Jason Roy, the general manager of the 900 State St. location, told the Business Times on Nov. 16 that the store would be closing in January. “It’s sad that this Borders is leaving State Street,” said Roy, Read More →

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