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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.
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
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...
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.
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...
AP survey: US income inequality slows growth

...improvement, the more likely it will be sustained," said Michael Niemira, the chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers.A wide gap in pay limits the ability of poorer and middle-income Americans to improve their living...
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...
Retailers are hoping sales get big boost from Santa shopping season early with near-weekly door-busters all through November make a dent? The International Council of Shopping Centers reported U.S. chain-store sales posted a gain of 2.1 percent in November compared to last November...