As consumers’ shopping habits change and the retail sector reacts to new technology-driven disruptions, retail industry watchers in West Michigan remain optimistic about the year to come.
GRAND RAPIDS — Woodland Mall is inviting shoppers to “rediscover” the center after its $100 million redevelopment, which has paved the way for a wave of new retailers.
Despite a range of threats and challenges, including very low vacancy rates market-wide, West Michigan’s traditional shopping corridors continue to thrive.
GRANDVILLE — A 20-year-old mall in southwestern Kent County could potentially turn into a mixed-use “mini-city,” or be repositioned for a sale.
New-to-market retailers continue to focus on the vicinity of the 28th Street-East Beltline Avenue intersection for store locations.
The ongoing build out of a new Apple Inc. store at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids makes for just one of many changes at the region’s oldest enclosed shopping center.