Westfield Broward owner turning mall over to lender

PLANTATION, Fla. – Westfield Broward Mall has not made a payment on its $95 million loan covering 320,000 square feet of space since April of 2020, according to a research firm, and the mall’s owners confirm they are turning over the property to lenders.

“As part of our continued strategy to rebalance our portfolio and divest certain assets, Westfield Broward in Plantation, Florida will be turned over to our lender and managed by a third-party receiver,” a spokesperson for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said in a statement to Local 10 News on Thursday. “We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition to new

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Second suspect charged in homicide also linked to mall shooting | Crime

A 19-year-old man is a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a man late last week in the Holly Street area, police said.

And that second suspect is the same man police arrested in connection with gunfire that occurred more than three months ago outside Dunham’s Sports at the Golden East Crossing mall.

Shyheem Smith was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder of Derrick Anthony Bryant, 53, police Cpl. Ricky Jackson said in a brief news release on Wednesday.

Smith was jailed without bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center, Jackson said.

Smith had listed an address in

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Ann Taylor, Loft Parent Company Ascena Files For Bankruptcy : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

An Ann Taylor store in New York City in 2015. Ascena Retail Group, which owns Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant, has filed for bankruptcy.

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An Ann Taylor store in New York City in 2015. Ascena Retail Group, which owns Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant, has filed for bankruptcy.

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The parent company of Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant and other clothing brands is joining the parade of apparel retailers to file for bankruptcy during the coronavirus crisis.

The firm Ascena Retail Group — whose stores are

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Amazon wants to make your life easier. Here’s how it’s changing grocery shopping

Amazon wants to make grocery shopping as efficient as possible. So it’s eliminating checkout lines.

The company announced Tuesday that will introduce what it calls Just Walk Out technology — which allows customers to pay for their groceries without waiting in line for a cashier — at its newest Amazon Fresh store. That store is set to open June 17 in Bellevue, Washington. (Customers are not obliged to use it, and can still check out the old-fashioned way.)

Amazon wants to showcase the software’s “continued ability to scale and adapt to new environments and selection,” said Dilip Kumar, the

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Malls reopen, fear of virus keeps most indoors

Fear of contracting Covid-19, coupled with incessant rain and lack of public transport, evoked timid response from citizens at shopping malls, restaurants and bars on Wednesday, marking a muted resumption to limited services as the state government relaxed certain curbs in place since May 16.

On Monday, the Bengal government extended ongoing Covid-induced restrictions till June 30, while offering relaxations in view of the drop in the number of infections and deaths from last month.

But Covid prudence won in Calcutta as well as all major south Bengal towns such as Barrackpore, Kanchrapara, Chakdah, Krishnagar, Behrampore, Bolpur, Asansol, Kharagpur, Durgapur,

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