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NYC retail property slump claims 20 Times Square, after attraction fails

Three-year downturn in Manhattan retail real estate may have claimed its biggest victim yet. Manhattan’s three-year downturn in retail real estate may have claimed its biggest victim yet. A group of international lenders filed on Monday to foreclose on the company controlling 20 Times Square, a 42-story hotel and retail tower once valued at $2.4 billion. The group, led by a unit of France’s Natixis SA bank, said that 90% of the property’s retail space has been sitting vacant, according to the filing. The lenders also said in the filing that Maefield Development,…

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Kent: CGIs turned into reality in large-scale developments

Here we look back at a mix of residential, leisure and retail developments across Kent and how they compare to their artists impressions. Ashford Ashford Designer Outlet The Ashford Designer Outlet has been a popular attraction since opening in 2000. Due to its popularity, chiefs at McArthurGlen – which owns the shopping complex – announced expansion plans in November 2013. Artists impressions of the £90 million outlet expansion The completed outlet along Newtown Road in AshfordAfter two years of construction work, shopping centre bosses cut the ribbon on the £90 million extension yesterday. It…

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A 30 acre site is proposed at Straiton in Midlothian for the venue Image LOTHIAN LEISURE DEVELOPMENT Editor's Choice Headlines Music & entertainment venues Stadia & Arenas 

Plans revealed for 8,000 seat arena in Straiton, Mid-Lothian

Edinburgh is set to welcome an 8,000-seat indoor arena at Straiton under plans being brought forward by Lothian Leisure Development (LLD) with the NEC Group for a 30-acre site at Straiton. Part of a broader mixed-use leisure and entertainment park on the city fringe near the Edinburgh Bypass the arena would be joined by associated retail and leisure facilities as well as a cinema and twin hotels. Dave Fowler, business development director at LLD commented: “We see this as a revolution in entertainment provision for one of the world’s most…

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