The science of retail layout

There’s more of a science than you think to your favorite store’s layout. Think about it, how do we end up getting lured in, time and again, to these shops? And how do they keep getting us to buy more than we planned? There is a definite method to this madness, and I’m here to… Read more »

3 lessons learned about shopping malls in our region

Throughout the year, we publish new Lists on the top companies, executives and deals in the Washington region based on our research. Every week there are new topics explored, new industries to delve into. Most of the time, that research comes from the surveys I conduct year-round of regional companies and organizations. Sometimes we also… Read more »

Hobby Lobby expands in Northern Virginia with planned Woodbridge location

Craft emporium Hobby Lobby will open a new store in Woodbridge later this year, making it the fourth location of the national chain in Greater Washington. Hobby Lobby signed a lease to open a 63,971-square-foot store in Smoketown Station shopping center at 14000 Shoppers Best Way, near the Potomac Mills retail destination. David Ward of H&R Retail,… Read more »

Potbelly, Chipotle join Chick-fil-A in Anne Arundel retail development

Grabbing a bite before a flight may get a little easier. Corporate Office Properties Trust Inc. (NYSE: OFC) has lured four fast-food restaurants to its Nursery Landing retail development near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.