Chic Magnet

Sunday, April 8, 2007

"When deciding to open new stores, retailers weigh factors such as daytime population, household incomes and proximity to freeways and interchanges. The area around Maple Grove is more densely populated, said Dave Brennan, co-director for the Institute of Retailing Excellence at University of St. Thomas. But another major difference comes down to pocketbooks. 'The demographics might be just a little bit more upscale in the Maple Grove area, particularly when you dip into the Plymouth area,' he said."

Originally published: 04/08/2007, St. Paul Pioneer Press