WALL STREET JOURNAL --Bronx Emerges as a Retail Oasis

At Least Five Major Shopping Malls or Centers Are Under Way.

The amount of new retail space across the U.S. has remained relatively flat in recent years, but New York's Bronx borough has emerged as a hot spot.

At least five major shopping malls or centers are under way in the Bronx that will add more than 1.4 million square feet of space, one of the largest local retail expansions in the country. Despite the swell of supply already in the pipeline, developer Equity One Inc. last week said it would increase the size of its Broadway Plaza shopping center by 33,000 square feet to 148,000 square feet at an additional cost of $13.8 million, boosting the project's total price tag to $66.5 million.

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