Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NEW STORES - September/October 2017

Please note, this list was compiled using a Google Alert for "new stores".  The list is not guaranteed to be complete, but serves as a reference for the retail real estate community.  My hope is that it will be useful to you in some form or fashion.  In the least, it can serve as a sign of the activity in the market or spur ideas when leasing properties. 

If my colleagues and I can be of service, please don't hesitate to contact me at 484-417-2208.  I can also be found on Instagram and Twitter (@RobSamtmann).  Thank you.

Ace Hardware - Huntingdon, IN
Aldi - Escanaba, MI

Aldi - Tarentum, PA
Apple - Chicago, IL
AutoZone - Manheim, PA
Bassett Home Furnishings - Pittsburgh, PA
Burlington - Lancaster, PA
Burlington - Philadelphia, PA

Comcast - Chattanooga, TN
Costco - Santa Mario, CA

Dick's - Camp Hill, PA
Dick's - Fayetteville, NC
Dick's - Lincoln, NE

Dick's - Sacramento, CA
Dill Pickle - Chicago (Logan Square), IL
Duck Donuts - Chesapeake, VA
DXL - Staton Island, NY

Field & Stream - Fayetteville, NC
Harbor Freight - Bristol, VA
H&M - Chesapeake, VA
Hobby Lobby - Sacramento, CA
La Bonita Supermarkets - North Las Vegas, NV
Lidl - Danville, VA

Marshalls - Tanasbourne, OR
Marshalls - Moscow, ID
Nordstrom Local - West Hollywood, CA
O'Reilly Auto Parts - Kearney, NE
Party City - Moorestown, NJ
Party City - Sacramento, CA
PetSmart - Sacramento, CA
Regal Cinema - Sacramento, CA
Rose & Remington - Wetherington, OH
Ross - Sacramento, CA
Sephora - King of Prussia, PA
Shaw's Supermarkets - Hudson, MA
Shoppers Value Foods - Baton Rouge, LA
Target (Small Format) - Minneapolis, MN
Target (Small Format) - New York, NY
Target (Small Format) - Chichago, IL
Target (Small Format) - Los Angeles, CA
Target (Small Format) - Philadelphia, PA
Target - Honolulu, HI
Target - South Burlington, VT
TJ Maxx/HomeGoods (Columbus Crossing) - Philadelphia, PA
Trader Joe's - Coralville, IA
Trader Joe's - North Brunswick, NJ
Tractor Supply - Loveland, CO
Verizon Wireless - Jenkintown, PA
Walmart - Sacramento, CA
West Elm - Des Moines, IA
West Elm - Hoboken, NJ
Whole Foods - Buffalo, NY
Whole Foods - Hoover, AL
WinCo Foods - Union Gap, WA

Monday, October 30, 2017

57 Gander Outdoors & Overtons to Open

Camping World Press Release
According to this press release from the Camping World web site, at least 57 Gander Mountain stores will become Gander Outdoors or Overtons. 

Camping World Press Release

Guns.com Article

The first 15-20 Gander Outdoors to open by 3/31/18 according to a Camping World SEC filing. 

Guns.com Article

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Story of Casual Dining Restaurants

I liked this article because it simply is a good, current accounting of where the casual dining industry stands. 

Morning Call Article

If I start reading an article and find myself continuing, especially to the end, I imagine you might appreciate it as well. 

Let me know if we can ever lend a hand in your real estate efforts.  Thank you. 

Rob Samtmann
P: 484-417-2208

Instagram & Twitter: @RobSamtmann

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wireless Stores, Fitness, & Discount Apparel Expanding

CoStar Article

Some of the following are mentioned in the article.  Others, we just added to the list for your reference. 


LA Fitness
Life Time Fitness
Maxx Fitness
Orange Theory
Title Boxing

Apparel Discounters
Nordstrom Rack
Saks Off 5th
TJ Maxx

...Thanks David Goodman.  Check out his blog Running with Equity Retail.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Why Whole Foods Is Saving Amazon—Not the Other Way Around

I enjoyed this article because it's an insightful explanation of why Whole Foods' brick and mortar presence is so valuable to an online company like Amazon.  With the vast majority of retail sales still occurring in physical stores, it's critical for online retailers to understand the physical in addition to the digital.  They are related but different animals.  The data and experience from each will be exponentially valuable to Amazon in the long run because both forms will be needed.  Physical stores aren't going away.  Retail is simply evolving. 

Let me know what you think.  Thanks. 

ThirdChannel Article

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Box & Junior Box Tenants are Back-Filling Space

This article is simply a pragmatic view of the vacancies in the retail world, who's failing, and who is backfilling those empty spaces.  Some very good basic statistics are provided, including a chart which concurrently shows, space supply, demand and vacancy. 

CoStar Article

Monday, May 8, 2017

JAB Buying Panera Bread

JAB has a controlling interest in Krispy Kreme and ownership interest in Keurig Green Mountain, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Caribou Coffee, and Einstein Bagels.

Forbes.com Article

USA Today Article

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Internet Immune....or "Less Immune" Retail

Creating this list was an exercise I thought worth the time and effort.  I wondered what a comprehensive list of Internet immune, or should I say "less immune", retail looked like in today's world.  For this effort, I did not include restaurants. 

We all need to be cognizant of who we represent, the tenants we call for space, and the tenants who occupy retail properties.  Tenant mix has always been very important, however it's more important now than ever. 

With technology, the rate of change in our world is becoming faster and faster.  Therefore, our business will be dramatically different 5 years from now.  I'm not here to say it will be either good or bad.  We simply need to be shifting, adjusting, and finding new opportunities. 

I hope this list helps.  What would you change or add?

Special thanks to some of the Retail Brokers Network members who contributed to this list. 

Arts & Crafts
Auto Parts
Auto Repair
Automotive Sales - New & used
Bike Shop
Blow Dry Bar
Cable/Internet Providers - Ex. Comcast/Xfinity
Car Dealer
Car Wash
Cell Stores - Agent stores
Check Cashing
Construction Equipment
Credit Union
Dance Studio
Dental - Ex. Aspen, Smile Exchange
Discount Clothing - Ex. TJX, Ross
Dollar Stores
Drugs - Immediate prescription
Dry Cleaning
Entertainment - Movies, Skyzone, rock climbing, go-carts, trampoline, etc.
Eye Doctor
Eye Glasses
Gas & Convenience
Groceries - Perishables
Hardware / Home Improvement
Home Furnishings - ex. Just Cabinets
Lawn Equipment
Learning Services - ex. Sylvan, Kumon, Huntingdon
Martial Arts
Medical Marijuana
Medical Testing - ex. Quest Diagnostics
Men's Business Clothing - ex. Men's Warehouse
Motor Cycle Dealer
Paint Stores
Party Goods
Pet Supplies
Pool Supply
Real Estate Office
Rehab/Physical therapy
Rental Car
Rental Equipment
Second Hand Clothing - ex. Clothes Mentor, Plato's Closet
Shipping - Ex. FedEx, UPS
Shoe Stores - Ex. DSW
Signs - Ex. Fast Signs
Specialty - Cycle Gear
Specialty - Kids First Swim
Sporting Goods - Smaller versions
Tax Prep
Uniform Store
Urgent Care - Ex. Concentra, Patient First, Aspire
Weight Loss - Ex. Jenny Craig
Wine & Beer
Yoga Studio