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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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720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on 720-unit mixed development near SLO Airport clears hurdle

The San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission gave the nod to a proposed 720-unit mixed-use development near the SLO Airport. The 150-acre Avila Ranch project north of Buckley Road would include a variety of housing types, 15,000 square feet of commercial development, infrastructure improvements, 16 acres of parkland and 55 acres of open space and Read More →

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Haggen, Fresh & Easy closings leave Tri-Counties up for grabs

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Haggen, Fresh & Easy closings leave Tri-Counties up for grabs

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Dubroff: Obama administration’s anti-trust efforts failing in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, October 30th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Obama administration’s anti-trust efforts failing in Tri-Counties

Monopoly is a fun game — as long as you’re the winner. And so it is in the actual game of business, where monopoly has become the all-too-frequent outcome of mergers and acquisitions. It happened just a few months ago in the grocery business. Office supplies and pharmacies could be next. The grocery saga is Read More →

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Fresh & Easy to close tri-county stores

By   /  Wednesday, October 21st, 2015  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fresh & Easy to close tri-county stores

The El Segundo-based grocer Fresh & Easy will close all of its stores throughout California, Arizona and Nevada, including seven tri-county locations, the company announced Oct. 21. Tesco, the third largest global retailer based in the United Kingdom, opened the small format grocery chain in 2007. It filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013 after the concept Read More →

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Dubroff: It’s no easy task to put a fresh face on a spectacular retail disaster

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: It’s no easy task to put a fresh face on a spectacular retail disaster

The opportunity for Fresh & Easy 2.0 will be dramatically different from what Tesco envisioned in the pre-recession era.

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MOXI museum could spark revival on lower State Street

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on MOXI museum could spark revival on lower State Street

Geared toward children between ages three and 12 and scheduled to open in late 2016, the museum is expected to draw upwards of 95,000 visitors annually.

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