Our malls are constantly evolving, and we will work together with accepted applicants on their business goals and expansion strategies to figure out which markets and shopping centers are best for them. Each mall has a unique category mix to which we do not want to over index, and our tenants are most successful when we have a differentiated offering of retailers and services. For example, you wouldn’t want to open a bakery at a mall that already has three bakeries — you’d want to open in a mall where you could stand out! If the location you’re interested in isn’t the best match for your business, we will discuss other malls and opportunities in your target area. Occasionally, we may have to wait to open your store until there is availability.
If you are not ready to open a store yet, you may still be accepted into the program, receive the resources and Retail Workshop portion, and wait to receive the funding. We will work together to get you where you need to be!