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Pop-Ups Have a Positive Effect; WHB Strip Mall Sues the Village

1) Today in encouraging retail news: it seems pop-ups can have a positive effect on the shopping landscape. With New York City as its model, Crain's finds that temporary stores often lead shopkeepers to bargain for longer leases with 'desperate landlords'. Steven Alan! Temperley! Brooks Brothers! Are you listening? [TRD via Crain's]

2) The owners of North Mall, a Westhampton Beach strip mall, are suing the village after the zoning board denied their application for an expansion and renovation. Plans to add 13,946 square feet space in two second story additions were deemed too large by the board, something the site's owners think is an 'arbitrary ' decision made by individuals. [SH Press]