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Not Your Grandparent’s Shopping Center
By Shawn Massey, CCIM, CRX, CLS, ALC
Retail has constantly transformed and evolved from the first general store to a town square/main street format to the neighborhood strip center, to the first suburban shopping center in 1949, to the mall evolution that started in the early 1950’s, to the big box era of that began in the early 1980’s, to the lifestyle centers that followed shortly afterwards, to mixed-use projects providing a live, work and play experience that are prevalent today. Read Full Story or Digital Version.