Written By Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan is the Editor-in-Chief of TCBMag
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Will Consumers Buy Into American Dream? Look to Mall of America
Will Consumers Buy Into American Dream? Look to Mall of America

Twenty seven years after opening MOA, Triple Five Group still believes in megamalls and bets on an even more jaw-dropping entertainment and shopping destination in New Jersey.

Making Sense of the Restoration Hardware Mansion in Edina
Making Sense of the Restoration Hardware Mansion in Edina

A look inside the glamorous new three-level store, and strategy, of the high-end furniture retailer.

No, Retailers: Communal Fitting Room Mirrors Are Not Fun
No, Retailers: Communal Fitting Room Mirrors Are Not Fun

Engaging the customer is a fine goal, but know when to back off.

Why Retail Works at the Minnesota State Fair
Why Retail Works at the Minnesota State Fair

Michael Druskin Returns to Retail
Michael Druskin Returns to Retail

Following the bankruptcy of Len Druskin Inc., the trend spotter who built his dad's store into a local chain is back in business with a new men's boutique.

The Riveter Founder on Co-Working, Community, and Her Minneapolis Expansion
The Riveter Founder on Co-Working, Community, and Her Minneapolis Expansion

A conversation with Amy Nelson, founder of the Seattle-based co-working community, which is in national expansion mode, including this week’s opening at 44th and France.

Pop-Up Vendors Settle Down At Mall Store of Their Own
Pop-Up Vendors Settle Down At Mall Store of Their Own

Essence One, Hagen and Oats are among the brands partnering to open Six for Good at Rosedale Center.

Life Time CEO Bahram Akradi’s Call for Unity
Life Time CEO Bahram Akradi’s Call for Unity

Akradi makes a plea for cooperation and respectful debate among elected officials. Is it the start of something bigger?

The Year of Too Many Pop-Ups?
The Year of Too Many Pop-Ups?

As the holiday shopping draws to a close, a look at what worked, and what’s next for small brands.

Macy’s Mall of America Reveals Long-Overdue Update
Macy’s Mall of America Reveals Long-Overdue Update

The often-overlooked store gets a cosmetic refresh along with a new furniture department and Potbelly sandwich shop. Is it enough?

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