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12 Aug 2018

Million-dollar NH mall makeovers: Rapidly evolving to connect with today’s consumer
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Photo Credit: David Lane/Union Leader

New Hampshire Union Leader – The Maple Tree Mall in Manchester’s North End recently finished a $1 million facelift – including a new facade, sign and revamped parking lot.

“It brought it from the 1980s to 2018,” said Emily Martel, marketing manager for Milne Travel, a tenant there.

About a 20-minute drive away, a Massachusetts developer stripped a former Shaw’s plaza in Merrimack down to its structural steel, spending more than $6 million to transform it.

29 Jun 2018

Linear Retail Properties signs Abbott’s Frozen Custard to 850 s/f
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NEREJLexington, MA According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, Abbott’s Frozen Custard has opened at its Giroux Building at 1833-1853 Massachusetts Ave. in downtown.

Abbott’s 850 s/f location offers a fun community-driven atmosphere with new flavors to choose from each day with frozen custard cones and bowls, milkshakes, cakes, cookie sandwiches and other frozen goodies. Their product is made fresh in-store with stores being able to create up to 1,000 different flavors. Jason Denoncourt, a 15 year veteran in the commercial real estate industry, is the owner as well as a local resident.

24 Jun 2018

Linear Retail Properties announces acquisition
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Wicked LocalREADING — Linear Retail Properties announced that it has acquired 1342 Main St. in Reading, a freestanding retail property currently leased to HomeGoods.

The purchase price for the property was $5,500,000. The seller was represented by Jenny Ng of The Network Group.

22 Jun 2018

Linear Retail Properties leases 2,600 s/f to Panda Express
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NEREJ – Nashua, NH According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, Panda Express has opened at Daniel Webster Shops at 219 Daniel Webster Hwy. Panda Express occupies 2,600 s/f on the north end cap of The Shops.

Panda Express Nashua’s new location boasts a fresh and bright design with tiled floors, wooden tables, seating and various types of lighting.

5 Jun 2018

Linear Retail is listed on NREI’s 2018 Top Retail Owners
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NREI – Linear Retail has been listed on National Real Estate Investor’s, “Top Retail Owners of 2018.” The listing of the top owners of retail real estate was compiled using responses to NREI’s top owners of retail real estate survey, earnings reports and company Web sites. It is based on the total size of the companies’ U.S. portfolios as of Dec. 31, 2017.

See full list here: http://www.nreionline.com/retail/2018-top-retail-owners

7 May 2018

Fashionable Whitea Annie Store Brings Linear Retail Unit to Life
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Real Reporter Boston – Millennials are said to be loathe to brick-and-mortar retailing, but at least one stylish constituent of that generation is embracing a physical approach via her boutique women’s clothing store that recently opened right next to tony Newbury Street at a Linear Retail condominium. Founder Jiaming “Annie” Li’s vision is on display in 700 sf at 222 Clarendon St. where she offers a line of apparel featuring a Chinese theme. As for the old-school approach to pitching her wares, Li maintains “our store has many advantages” over an online platform.

“Here, I can interact with the customers and be sure to help them find what they need for any occasion,” she explains. “They can touch and feel the silkiness in products and pair them in person with accessories. We are known for having ultra-soft and cozy materials which our customers adore and items that are not mass-produced.”

23 Mar 2018

Linear Retail Properties leases 1,082 s/f to Gräem Roasted Nuts in Concord
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NEREJ Concord, MA – According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, Gräem Roasted Nuts will open its first shop at the corner of Main and Walden Sts. in downtown.

The 1,082 s/f European-inspired roasted nut shop will serve a variety of nuts, dried fruits, chocolates and other locally sourced goods. The store will also carry a gift basket line with reusable packaging.

23 Feb 2018

Linear Retail leases 698 s/f to Whitea Annie
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NEREJ (February 23, 2017) – Boston, MA According to Linear Retail Properties, LLC, clothing boutique, Whitea Annie has opened a 698 s/f store at its 222 Clarendon St. location, taking the place of former Sordillo’s Tailoring.

Evan Eisenhardt, VP of leasing of Linear Retail said, “Whitea Annie is a perfect pairing to Linear’s business model of having a portfolio in which 50% is independent retailers. We like taking chances on new and fresh ideas and people who are passionate about what they do and inspire others. Annie has completely transformed the space into a beautiful boutique with high-end but affordable product.”

5 Feb 2018

Abbott’s Frozen Custard coming to Lexington Center
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Wicked Local – By Heather Beasley Doyle

Thinking ahead to Patriots’ Day, if you venture out to the Lexington parade, you might want to take along a little extra cash—and some space in your stomach, too. If all goes as planned, Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open its first Lexington store in mid-April, “before Patriots’ Day,” according to franchise owner and Lexington resident Jason Denoncourt.

Abbott’s will move into the space at 1853 Mass. Ave. vacated in the summer of 2015 by Candy Castle, which had been there for more than three decades. The frozen custard establishment will be Abbott’s third in Massachusetts.

Construction on the location, owned by Linear Retail, should begin this week, Denoncourt said. It should take about six to eight weeks. From there, he plans to “hire staff and get it all up and running.” For now, the store’s windows are plastered with images of frozen custard cones and the Abbott’s logo, concealing the interior of the space.

8 Oct 2017

Change afoot in historic Concord Center
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The Main Street area has been hit by vacancies, but new tenants are around the corner.
By Nancy Shohet West, Oct. 06, 2017

Boston Globe – Shoppers strolling the well-maintained sidewalks of Concord Center always find plenty to look at as they pass by the inviting shops: jewelry, fine art, stationery, gourmet food, sporting goods, books by authors both local and international.

But recently the view has also included something that was far less common in previous years: empty windows.

At least three prominent storefronts in the Main Street area are currently vacant, including the iconic building at the west corner of Main and Walden that for years housed The Toy Shop of Concord. Just a few blocks away on Thoreau Street stands another empty storefront across from the train station, with La Provence now shuttered.