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chi-Lake-Meadows_Update_LAFitnessIn-LineShops Draper & Kramer signed a lease with LA Fitness for space at its Lake Meadows Market in Chicago. Landlords used to be skeptical of fitness tenants, but these days, many appreciate groups that are resistant to e-commerce.

CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS—ICSC RECon just wrapped up in Las Vegas, and as expected, there was a lot of talk about e-commerce. But much of the chatter was not doom-and-gloom. Retailers and landlords alike have decided that while e-commerce may present a challenge to traditional retail, it won’t destroy it.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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