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Simon Perkowitz Perkowitz: “Restaurants and eatertainment offerings can serve as a replacement anchor and become a valuable amenity to the onsite residents, visitors and nearby employees, as well as draw people from the surrounding communities.”

IRVINE, CA—The closing of big-box stores like Macy’s, JCPenney and Sears has created the opportunity to push out beyond the walls and create multi-use environments, KTGY Architecture + Planning principal Simon Perkowitz tells GlobeSt.com. We spoke exclusively with Perkowitz about turning the seemingly negative retail trend of stores closing into a positive.

Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on GlobeSt.com and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.

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