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Halloween pop-up stores cash in on holiday

Horror writers love tales of things coming back to life. This fall, an abandoned video store in Martinez has been resurrected as a Spirit Halloween pop-up shop.
Downtown Augusta redevelopment still stagnant

When compared to a Chronicle story published in 2011, recent statistics show that the overall revitalization picture downtown has not improved in the past four years.
Shoppers getting jump-start on back-to-school purchases

...high gear.About 37 percent of consumers have started purchasing school supplies, according to an International Council of Shopping Centers consumer tracking survey.The ICSC survey further found that though 73 percent of shoppers will conduct...
Augusta medical billing company moving to North Augusta

...consultant contracted by the DDA to bring retail downtown, is marketing the property next month at the International Council of Shopping Centers show in Las Vegas, Woodard said. The space in Port Royal's high-rise building has been vacant...
Search for Port Royal tenant begins anew

...consultant contracted by the DDA to bring retail downtown, planned to market the property this week at the International Council of Shopping Centers show in Las Vegas, Margaret Woodard said."It's a great location," she said. "It's on our...
Consultant recruiting potential businesses for downtown Augusta

...core and recruiting potential retailers at shows.Retail Strategies LLC has been talking up Augusta at International Council of Shopping Center shows in Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta and Orlando, which has produced a "lengthy" list of retail prospects...
Leonard Hill

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Leonard Timothy Hill, 69, entered into rest on January 2, 2015. Mr. Hill is the son of the late Leonard Elwood Hill and Ebbie Massey Hill. Survivors include his children, James Paxton Hill (Kate) of Cartersville, GA, Ashley Hill
Consumers' big purchases lift hopes for US economy

WASHINGTON - Ameri­cans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.
Shutdown squeezed corners of US economy

...weekly chain store sales fell 0.7 percent last week, the second drop in a row, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers.History also suggests that consumers will bounce back quickly. Economist Joseph LaVorgna of Deutsche...
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...Perkins said. That would slow production at manufacturers.Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers, expects total sales for the back-to-school season to grow 3.1 percent from last year to $42...