Items Tagged with 'Robert Gibbs'


Small district could nearly double its stores

Analyst sees East Fulton as having the ingredients to create a bigger retail pie.

December 22, 2012
The East Fulton business district is one of the city’s 20 neighborhood business districts, a distinction that separates it from the three other sectors Robert Gibbs, a nationally known retail consultant, felt was part of the larger downtown shopping core. Read More

Entertainment district could take on a retail identity

Analyst sees a current project adding businesses, sales and new characteristics.

December 15, 2012
The Ionia-Commerce corridor is at downtown Grand Rapids’ southern edge, stretching south from Fulton Street to just past Wealthy Street in much of the Heartside Business District. Read More

Despite challenges, retailers like downtown

November 24, 2012
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) On an almost unanimous basis, downtown retailers said they were pleased with their locations and would open their stores in the same area, even if they had an alternative. They also said downtown and its surrounding retail areas were in need of more stores and reasons for shoppers to shop with them. Read More

Consultant sees lots more retail for downtown

November 17, 2012
A nationally known retail consultant hired by the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority last March has concluded that four areas in and around downtown can support another 120 to 150 new shops and restaurants over another 566,460 square feet of commercial space. Read More