About This BlogDebra Hazel is a writer and consultant focusing on retail, commercial real estate and related industries. In addition to working with a number of corporate clients, she continues to cover the industry for several industry publications, and shortly will launch "Around the World in 80 Malls," a separate blog at www.debrahazelcommunications.com.
Smile and Say Cheese-cake
CALABASAS HILLS, CAŚWaistlines aren't the only expansions happening from The Cheesecake Factory.Read More
NEW YORK CITYŚMale grooming is no longer just a close shave. Someone should tell retail centers.Read More
Love’s Labour’s Lost?
More trouble in with retailers as Love Culture files for Chapter 11.Read More
Gotta Grow at Moe’s?
ATLANTAŚMoe's Southwest Grill is showing that there doesnĺt seem to be a slowdown in the expansion of fast-casual restaurants.Read More
Deal or No Deal?
Regency Centers is making a play for AmREIT, but what looks like the next wave of retail REIT consolidation could instead be hitting a major bump.Read More
Counting the Crumbs
NEW YORK CITYŚSo long, Crumbs, yet another example of a fad gone fast.Read More
The World Is Flat
NEW YORK CITYŚAnd flat might be a good thing. Debra Hazel looks at the recent report from on mall and strip centers.Read More
Home for the Holidays?
SANTA MONICA, CAŚMacerich and HGTV are making Santa high-tech.Read More
We may just have started summer, but it seems like store closing season in the real estate game, with some major names retrenching.Read More
Should We Fear Firefly?
Just when retailers are making peace with e-commerce and embracing omnichannel retail, Amazon.com dials in another wrinkle.Read More