Capital East Towne has acquired the East Towne Shopping Center in Madison, Wis., from The Hampshire Cos. for an undisclosed price. The 67,000-square-foot center is anchored by Old Navy and Sports Authority.
Borders' new 23,000-square-foot store in National City, Calif., includes kiosks offering downloads, CD compilations and other digital services. The company hopes to profit from the growth of electronic media and give a nudge to lagging print sales.
The credit squeeze continues to haunt the economy, despite efforts to minimize its impact by the Federal Reserve. No major economic news is expected this week after a flood of headlines last week. The Fed has made some strides in both containing inflation and in efforts to keep the economy growing.