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Retail Developers: How to Find Them, How to Work with Them
From The Buxton Co
By Lisa LaMere, Professional in Residence

Perhaps your community offers available freeway frontage, vacant commercially zoned parcels throughout your downtown area, and a city council committed to commerce. You may know . . .

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Disappearing Intersection
by Michael Blahy

Operating a retail business at an intersection with a state highway brings traffic to your store. What compensation is deserved when the intersection disappears?

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Three More Restaurant Trends That Will Outlast the Pandemic

From national chains to local mom‑and‑pop operators, the pandemic has been partciularly hard on the restaurant industry. While some restaurants were able to adapt to changing consumer . . .

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A Razing Issue

With businesses closing, and buildings vacated, responsibility for the security and upkeep still remain with the owner. Neglect can have . . .

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Easy As Pie: Using Data to Connect New Customers with Old Traditions

For Meredith and Scott Layton, pies are more than just much‑loved family recipes – they’re the heart of their southern pie shop . . .

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Triggering of Accessibility Upgrades

Former chief building inspector for the City of San Francisco learned the hard way that not all older building are required to be retrofitted to make them accessible to the disabled.

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New Analytical Tools Enable Restaurant Brands to Identify, Validate and Acquire Recently ...

COVID’s impact on the restaurant industry has been significant, forcing “more than 100,000 mostly independent restaurant operators to close,” .  . .

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The Dram Shop Act Prevails

"Our decision today illuminates at least one troubling weakness in Idaho’s Dram Shop Act: the statutory language may unintentionally provide a perverse incentive for dram shops and social hosts to provide alcohol to individuals known to be dangerous in order to access the procedural benefits conferred by the Act."

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Leading Assisted Stretching Franchise Extends Reach to Washington DC; Announces New Development

StretchLab Signs Franchise Agreement with Seasoned Entrepreneur; Highly Trained Flexologists™ to Alter Local Wellness Scene

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Is there an “Independent Agent”?

“Risk and Release” provisions within agreements do not necessarily protect everyone from liability due to negligence.

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