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5 Coffee Shops Expanding in 2021 - Happy #NationalCoffeeDay

September 29 is #nationalcoffeeday in the US and Canada! Whether you take it black or have a yearly countdown for the first PSL of the season, coffee is the most popular drink in the world and we’re ready to celebrate. 

Expanding Retailers in Ohio

Home of the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, its own unique brand of barbecue, and plenty of other tourist attractions, we all know Ohio is way more than cornfields. But when you take a look at the plans for retail expansion in 2021, you may just start singing “OHIO rocks!” The following 4 retailers have big plans in the state, with both public-facing and large commercial hubs coming soon. 

A Retail Profile: 5 Wits

You walk into an ancient tomb lit only by your flashlight. Ominous hieroglyphs fill the walls, and as you move further inside, booby traps spring to life and the adventure begins to unfold.  This isn’t the latest Indiana Jones movie, although the production quality makes you feel a lot like you’re on a movie set, and it’s NOT an escape room. It’s 5 Wits: an interactive, cooperative game that immerses players into a completely different world, and challenges them with puzzles, physical feats, and hands-on tasks. 

Why Are These States Seeing A Retail Rebound?

The 2020 pandemic started with a virus and quickly made changes to almost every aspect of daily life.  And even while facing the same foe, state governments have had vastly different approaches to how to handle the virus. We look at which states are seeing a retail rebound and why.

Retailers Set to Flourish as Country Reopens

As more retailers return to pre-pandemic operations, shoppers are ready to return to brick-and-mortar stores. A recent decline in online retail sales nationally signals retailers should prepare for an influx of in person shopping and a chance to strike while the iron's hot.Here are 3 types of retailers to watch in 2021 and the small changes that will help them thrive. 

Retailers in Jeopardy as Workers Head Back to the Office

It’s hard to believe anything good came out of 2020, but certain brands saw big gains even in a tough year. While these retailers burned bright, filling a specific mid-pandemic need, there is some danger of them burning out soon as a new normal begins to settle in. Here are 3 types of retailers that may begin to sputter in 2021. 

National Brands Set for Big Expansion

In 2021, many brands are hoping to regain the lost momentum from the pandemic and kick-start growth plans with strategic expansion. Here are 5 big retailers who have plans to expand this year, and just how they plan to pull it off. 

5 Ways CRE Owners Can Use Retailsphere to Find the Perfect Tenant

When you own a business, or run your own company, you know you’ll have to wear a few hats. Running point on maintenance, bookkeeping, collections, marketing, and the general day-to-day work of putting out fires is just what you and your small team do to make things work. But working smarter, not harder, is key to not letting those fires overwhelm you. Learning tried-and-true methods helps you build a better business—and helps your tenants thrive. 

5 Effective Hacks for Targeting Retailers to Fill Spaces

Paying attention to trends and being open to change can help any entrepreneur stay ahead of the game. For leasing agents, this means paying attention to the billions of active participants in social media as well as up-and-coming research tools that can save you time and money while targeting retailers. Here are 5 ways to hack the retailer search and find the right fit without a traditional broker.  

Eviction Protections are Expiring Across the Country. What’s Next?

Residential evictions have once again been stayed by the government as the Biden administration extended the foreclosure and eviction moratorium for pandemic relief. While recent announcements promise more federal government aid is on the way for small business, commercial tenants may not have the same extended reprieve.