Author Archive | Erin Robinson



By Charles Warner, Julie Solomon and Steve Miller   Nashville welcomed a new Dollar General store in January. Situated at the corner of 21st and West End avenues, the store celebrated its opening with a weeklong series of promotions and special events. For a brand that boasts over 13,300 locations across the United States, one […]

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Restaurant in Grocery Store Reflects Retail Fusion

By Greg Tasker   J.B.’s Smokehouse serves the usual BBQ staples: ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket, smoked on the premises, along with tasty Southern-inspired sides, everything from rice ’n’ beans to ham hock and bacon collard greens. What isn’t expected is J.B.’s Smokehouse, a full-service restaurant and bar with seating for 70, anchors an […]

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RECon’s Strong Educational Value Draws DDG

Dave Cheatham, president of X Team International and president of Phoenix-based Velocity Retail Group LAS VEGAS—“RECon has always held a strong educational value for our team, and I expect to learn a great deal.” Those thoughts are according to Bryce Turner, chairman of DDG. He tells that he looks forward to hearing what is […]

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Takin’ It to the Street

By Al Urbanski “City of stars, are you shining just for me?” sings Ryan Gosling in this year’s hit movie musical “La La Land.” “City of stars, there’s so much that I can’t see.” Those lyrics might just as well have been written for retail real estate developers who are beginning to see more potential […]

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