Category: Retail

Taking Store Closings and Turning Them into New Opportunities

Major department stores, including Macy’s and Sears / Kmart, have collectively closed hundreds of stores over the last couple years to address the losses from unprofitable stores. As is typical at the start of a new year, many companies just announced another series of closures expected in 2017. When an anchor store closes, it often […]

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Leveraging the Future of Retail Industry

What does the future of your retail business look like? E-commerce sites like Amazon, Alibaba, and Ebay have drastically changed the retail landscape in the past few years. The internet has become both physically and virtually immersive. But there is good news, research shows that the traditional brick and mortar store is still favored by […]

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Outparcel Impact on Center’s Front Door

Recently, there has been a significant uptick in the amount of outparcel building development across the US. Ranging in size from 6,500 to over 10,000 square feet, these buildings are establishing the front door to many prominent centers and malls. With this surge in development there’s an opportunity for Owners and Architects to think beyond […]

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Repurposing by Placemaking

Repurposing aged properties requires a commitment to creativity. Developing an underutilized property takes a keen understanding of the local marketplace and alignment with a variety of stakeholders. Often as designers, we rush in to answer the questions posed by an Owner such as, “what can I do with this asset to improve its performance?” We […]

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Prototypes for National Brands

K2M Design partners with many national Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality clients implementing prototype designs for multi-site roll outs across the country. Prototypical design provides a cost effective approach when adapting multiple sites in locations near and far to be consistent with brand standards. Designs are configured to a site for new construction or to transform existing spaces. […]

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Speeding Construction with a Flexible, Eco-Friendly Product

  Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB).  SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is […]

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Knowledge is Power | Understanding the Condition of your Assets

For retailers, brick and mortar locations are a visual representation of the brand in the community. Understanding your store’s physical condition is key to maintaining and growing clientele as well as planning capital expenditures. One way to do this is to have a professional team conduct a review of the location to make sure it meets a variety of […]

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