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So who is the 800 pound gorilla when it comes to coffee?  Well, Starbucks of course.  But did you know that Starbucks is in the process of closing 600 locations?  So where is the state of the coffee industry?  According to the SCAA Quarterly Sector Report, the 3rd Quarter of 2009 saw an increase ...
Friday, June 4th, Coach John Wooden passed away at the age of 99.  Baby Boomers may recall college basketball in the 60's and 70's, as we witnessed Wooden's basketball teams dominate the sports scene with 10 National Championships in a span of 12 years and 88 straight wins in the early 70's.  I w...
 This is the 3rd of a series that looks at the relationship of grocery anchored centers and the retailers located within the center. The main nationally ranked grocers located in Clark County are in their rank order for average weekly sales for all locations. Costco:                       $2,605,...
A Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. I would like to pay my respects to all who have served our country.  My father was a career soldier in the...
 This is the 2nd of a series that looks at the relationship of grocery anchored centers and the retailers located within the center. The main nationally ranked players located in Clark County are: Wal-Mart Trader Joes Whole Foods Albertsons Safeway Fred Meyer (Kroger's) Costco WinCo Foods   Groce...
This is the first of several blogs I plan to write on the relationship of retail tenants and grocery anchor tenants.  As we look around our local communities, a common theme in retail buildings is For Lease signs in the windows.  We see more retail vacancy today then we did two years ago.  Nation...
Many school districts have created a foundation to raise money and award grants to help support and fund academic programs within their schools.  The Evergreen School District Foundation held their GALA fund raiser Saturday evening at the Vancouver Hilton.  It was an evening to raise money for ki...
There is a bill (HR 5249) proposed by House of Representatives Ed Perlmutter and Mike Coffman to provide small banks with assets of less than $10 billion to amortize their commercial real estate losses over a 7 year period.  It is known as the ‘Capital Access for Main Street Act of 2010'.  This i...
The Amboy Territorial Days are just around the corner, July 9, 10 and 11.  This annual event is a time for local folks to share in a prideful gathering.  Visitors from the city get to participate in old time fun.  The 2010 Amboy Territorial Day's Court Logging competition that includes: Double Bu...
It appears that the state of the residential market has had some time to work on the mental aspect of the homeowner.  Well, what do you mean by that statement Joe?  I mean that this new normal that we are experiencing is not going away for some time, probably several years from all that I read an...

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