Month: February 2021

Two teenagers killed at Sacramento mall in Black Friday shooting | US news

Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed two teens at a northern California mall in the midst of Black Friday, sending shoppers running for safety, authorities said.

Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento was evacuated shortly after 6pm when shots were fired near one of the mall’s entrances, a police spokesman, Karl Chan, said.

A 19-year-old man was found dead at the mall and a 17-year-old boy was found critically wounded at a bank outside the mall. He was taken to the hospital and succumbed to his injuries several hours later, police told the Sacramento Bee on Saturday.

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The housing market is red hot. How long can it last?

Katerina Krumwiede wasn’t looking to move.

She and her husband, Rob, recently spent “well over” $100,000 on a complete remodel of their Encino house that added a backyard gazebo, custom kitchen countertops, new roof and imported bathroom tiles from Spain.

But Krumwiede, 40, said the single-story house still lacked quiet space — a drawback when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and she had to work from the master bedroom if she wanted to escape the sound of her husband’s frequent video calls.

Eventually, it became too much, setting off a chain reaction that led the family to sell their Encino home

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3 Emerging E-Commerce Growth Trends To Leverage In 2020

The COVID pandemic has shifted e-commerce in 2020, maybe more than any other time in history. Traditional retail sales have declined but e-commerce has seen a 129% year-over-year growth in U.S. and Canadian orders as of April 21st, with an impressive 146% growth in all online retail orders. Most, if not all, brick and mortar stores have taken their businesses online to survive the pandemic. As a result, U.S. e-commerce sales will hit a projected $709.78 billion in 2020, or about 14.5% of total U.S. retail sales, up from $601.65 billion,

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The life and death of the Phillipsburg Mall, in photos

EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story was originally posted in January 2020, when there were still some stores left and the future of the Phillipsburg Mall was more ambiguous. It has been updated to reflect its imminent demolition, giving a certain end to the mall’s story.

The Phillipsburg Mall opened on a Sunday. Seven thousand people were waiting.

The crowd was almost too much for it to handle on Sept. 24, 1989, the grand opening of the $40 million project. A ribbon was cut on the mall as a whole, but individual stores had to abandon their own

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‘A fresh start’: mall manager on future of Town Center at Cobb | News

When the MDJ broke the news last month that Town Center at Cobb could be headed for foreclosure, many residents feared the worst. Home to dozens of businesses, site of many a first date, and one-time landmark shopping center, Town Center mall’s future seemed to be in danger.

But weeks after the foreclosure was finalized on the courthouse steps in Marietta, Town Center remains open for business. And for the time being, it will stay that way.

That’s according to Marie Moore, the mall’s general manager under Simon Properties, who continues to oversee its day-to-day operations.

Now under the employ

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