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Dubroff: Small Business Saturday adds up for Orcutt’s Mark Steller

By   /  Friday, December 5th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Small Business Saturday adds up for Orcutt’s Mark Steller

In a year where Black Friday disappointed the big boxes and Cyber Monday was not as strong as online giants might have liked, Mark Steller is happy about the smaller scale results that Small Business Saturday delivered for Orcutt’s Old Town Market. I first met Steller in August when he was our North Santa Barbara Read More →

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Shopping Center trades hands for $23.3M in Ventura

By   /  Wednesday, October 8th, 2014  /  Real Estate, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Shopping Center trades hands for $23.3M in Ventura

Sizable retail-based transactions keep popping up along the Highway 101 corridor. The latest of these is the Ventura Village Shopping Center in Ventura, which was recently sold to an undisclosed  private company for $23.3 million. The seller was Regency Centers, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Ventura Village is an approximate Read More →

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Investors happy to pay retail for prime shopping properties

By   /  Friday, December 6th, 2013  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Investors happy to pay retail for prime shopping properties

There were no Black Friday markdowns on prime retail buildings in the Tri-Counties. In recent weeks, two high-profile retail properties have changed hands in deals totaling more than $31 million.

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The new Black Friday: Small businesses rely on Saturday promotion to boost sales

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The new Black Friday: Small businesses rely on Saturday promotion to boost sales

Small businesses throughout the Tri-Counties will offer their own promotional events and discounts as part of the most recent addition to the holiday shopping calendar, Small Business Saturday.

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$17.8M sale positions Camarillo shopping center for turnaround

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Columns, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on $17.8M sale positions Camarillo shopping center for turnaround

The bankrupt Camarillo Plaza community shopping center has been sold to an undisclosed Beverly Hills buyer for $17.8 million after receiving 20 separate offers. The 74,072-square-foot mall is located on Daily Drive at the intersection of Brently Avenue, across Highway 101 from the Camarillo Premium Outlets.

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Middle-class retailers are being squeezed out of the shopping scene

By   /  Friday, November 30th, 2012  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Middle-class retailers are being squeezed out of the shopping scene

A pre-holiday walk up and down State Street in Santa Barbara gives a pretty good cross section of what’s happening in retail stores across the nation.

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Outlets boost outlook: Camarillo mall to open early for Black Friday

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2011  /  Features, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Outlets boost outlook: Camarillo mall to open early for Black Friday

At Camarillo Premium Outlets, Black Friday is becoming Black Thursday as many of the mall’s retailers are slashing their prices earlier.

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