Newington, New Hampshire
Newington is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 753 at the 2010 census, it is bounded to the west by Great Bay, northwest by Little Bay and northeast by the Piscataqua River. It is home to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, to the New Hampshire National Guard; the 110-acre Old Town Center Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A part of Dover, boundary disputes among early river settlers caused this area to be called Bloody Point. By 1640, Trickey's Ferry operated between Hilton's Point in Dover. In 1712, the meetinghouse was erected and the parish set off, named Newington for an English village, whose residents sent the bell for the meetinghouse. Behind the meetinghouse is a row of horse sheds, once commonplace but now rare. About 1725 the parsonage was built near the Town Forest, considered one of the oldest in the America; the town would be incorporated in 1764 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. In 1794, a bridge was completed across Little Bay from Fox Point in Newington to the south bank of the Bellamy River in Dover, by way of Goat Island—a major engineering feat in its day.
In 1952, the House Armed Services Committee authorized acquiring by eminent domain large tracts to create Pease Air Force Base, which opened on June 30, 1956. 60% of the installation lay in Newington, including land in the town's center. It would be, the first base recommended to be closed by the 1988 Commission on Base Realignment and Closure. Military personnel in 1990 began leaving the base, which closed on March 31, 1991. Although the Air National Guard retained some property, the old base has been intensely redeveloped as the Pease International Tradeport, a business park. In the 1970s and 1980s, commercial development from neighboring Portsmouth spread into Newington; the Newington Mall opened followed by the Fox Run Mall. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.5 square miles, of which 8.2 square miles is land and 4.2 square miles is water, comprising 34.25% of the town. The highest elevation in Newington is 130 feet above sea level, near Newington Cemetery.
The town is crossed by U. S. Route 4 and New Hampshire Route 16; as of the census of 2000, there were 775 people, 294 households, 209 families residing in the town. The population density was 92.7 people per square mile. There were 305 housing units at an average density of 36.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 96.00% White, 1.81% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population. There were 294 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.9% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01. In the town, the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 32.1% from 45 to 64, 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $59,464, the median income for a family was $76,202. Males had a median income of $48,750 versus $30,250 for females; the per capita income for the town was $30,172. About 5.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over. According to the 2016 Auditor's Report, the top businesses in Newington, ranked by assessed value, are: EP Newington Energy now owned by Carlyle Power Partners Eversource Energy Fox Run Joint Venture SBAF Running Fox Sprague & Sons Another local firm, Little Bay Lobster Co. exported about 50,000 pounds of lobster a week to China in early 2018. SubCon produces transoceanic fiber optic cable, which, as it is being produced, is loaded directly onto a cable laying ship docked nearby on the Piscataqua River.
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In retail, an "anchor tenant", sometimes called an "anchor store", "draw tenant", or "key tenant", is a larger tenant in a shopping mall a department store or retail chain. With their broad appeal, they are intended to attract a significant cross-section of the shopping public to the center, they are offered steep discounts on rent in exchange for signing long-term leases in order to provide steady cash flows for the mall owners. When the planned shopping centre format was developed by Victor Gruen in the early to mid-1950s, signing larger department stores was necessary for the financial stability of the projects, to draw retail traffic that would result in visits to the smaller shops in the centre as well. Anchors have their rents discounted, may receive cash inducements from the centre to remain open. Early on, grocery stores were a common type of anchor store. However, research on consumer behavior revealed that most trips to the grocery store did not result in visits to surrounding shops.
Large supermarkets remain common anchor stores within power centers however. As of 2005, the declining popularity of old-line department stores makes it necessary for mall management companies to consider re-anchoring with other retail alternatives, or mix commercial development with residential development to guarantee a captive clientele; the challenges faced by the traditional large department stores have led to a resurgence in the use of supermarkets and gyms as anchors. The International Council of Shopping Centers makes the presence of anchors one of the main defining characteristics of the two largest categories of centres, the regional center with 400,000 to 800,000 square feet in gross leasable area, the superregional center with more than 800,000 square feet of space; the regional center has two or more anchors, while the superregional has three or more. In each case, the anchors account for 50–70% of the centre's leasable space. Shopping centres with anchor stores have outperformed those without one, as the anchor helps draw shoppers attracted to the anchor to shop at other shops in the mall.
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Hyannis is the largest of the seven villages in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is the commercial and transportation hub of Cape Cod and was designated an urban area as of the 1990 census; because of this, many refer to Hyannis as the "Capital of the Cape". It contains a majority of the Barnstable Town offices and two important shopping districts: the historic downtown Main Street and the Route 132 Commercial District, including Cape Cod Mall and Independence Park, headquarters of Cape Cod Potato Chips. Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis is the largest on Cape Cod. Hyannis is a major tourist destination and the primary ferry boat and general aviation link for passengers and freight to Nantucket Island. Hyannis provides secondary passenger access to the island of Martha's Vineyard, with the primary passenger access to Martha's Vineyard being located in Woods Hole, a village in the nearby town of Falmouth. Due to its large natural harbor, Hyannis is the largest recreational boating and second largest commercial fishing port on Cape Cod, behind only Provincetown.
The village is the namesake of the former United States Naval ship USS Hyannis. The village was named after a sachem of the Cummaquid tribe. Hyannis has an ocean-moderated humid continental climate, close to an oceanic climate. In 2007, the town water was found to contain perchlorate. In 2009, Barnstable public works requested. In 2010, Well MD2 had been shut down "until contamination issues caused by the Fire Training Academy addressed". In April 2015, the town's Mary Dunn wellfield near a fire training academy was found to be contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonate, well use was suspended until costly emergency filtration with two carbon treatment units could be started. Two wells, at Hyannisport and West Hyannisport, were closed. A six-month overland interconnection with Yarmouth's water system was suggested in May and constructed in June 2015. In November 2015, the county suspended the Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy, up gradient of the wells, but in February 2016, it still remained open.
In May 2016, the Town of Barnstable issued a drinking water health advisory, for PFOS and perfluorooctanoic acid of 0.18 parts per billion in the Mary Dunn #3 well, taken offline. In 2010, Hyannis had a total population of 14,089. 19.80% of Hyannis' total 10,922 housing units were seasonally vacant. Hyannis had a disproportionate share of multi-family properties in comparison to the town and the county. Hyannis had an owner-occupancy rate of 58.3%, nearly 20 percentage points lower than that indicated for the town or the county. This difference is associated with the amount of apartment properties in the village. A decline in younger, family formation households was attributed to the lack of suitable employment opportunities and "affordable" housing; the median value of owner-occupied housing units in Hyannis in 2000 was $149,720. The gross median rent in Hyannis was $718/month. In 2002, the median price for a single family home in Hyannis was $196,000. Median head of household income was $38,467.
15.9% of households earned more than $75,000. 14.6% of Hyannis population lived below the poverty line. 18.74% were over 65 years old. Unemployment in Hyannis was 3.8% of the labor force. Hyannis is growing at the upper end and the lower end of the age cohorts, although there has been an increase in persons 25 to 44 years of age, this has not been reflected in income change, as Hyannis witnessed an increase in the number of households earning $10,000 to $15,000 and a gain in the number of persons and families below the poverty level. Hyannis is home to the largest high school on Cape Cod; the school serves students in grades 8-12 and has an approximate enrollment of 2,400. Other high schools include Sturgis Charter Public School, a charter school featuring the International Baccalaureate program, Pope John Paul II High School, the first and only college preparatory Catholic high school on Cape Cod, it is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River. Trinity Christian Academy, which opened a high school, is located in Hyannis.
Saint Francis Xavier Preparatory School is a prep middle school. Cape Cod Community College, in nearby West Barnstable, is a two-year community college, known locally as "4-C's". Hyannis is the main point of origin for ferry service to Nantucket; the Steamship Authority runs a half hour auto ferry service to Nantucket. The island can be reached by a passenger-only, one-hour catamaran trip run by the Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises. Hy-Line runs a catamaran to Martha's Vineyard in season. One of the world's first Roll-On and Roll-Off ferries, the Searoad of Hyannis operated in 1956 from Hyannis to Nantucket, with the capability to transport three loaded semi-trailers in any weather. Barnstable Municipal Airport is the main air transportation hub for Cape Cod, with daily flights to Martha's Vineyard, Boston and New York City; the airport is served by Cape JetBlue. The Hyannis Transportation Center is the main rail terminal on Cape Cod; the HTC services is a terminal station for Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, the operator of the Cape-wide public bus network on Cape Cod, intercity buses operated by the Plymouth & Brockton and Peter Pan bus lines, the seasonal CapeFlyer passenger rail service which operates between Boston and Hyannis Friday-Sunday in-season.
The Cape Cod Central Railroad operates seasonal tourist excursions from Hyannis to Sandwich and Sagamore, with some schedul
Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. is an American commercial real estate company, the largest retail real estate investment trust, the largest shopping mall operator in the US. The company operates five retail real estate platforms: regional malls, premium outlet centers, The Mills, community/lifestyle centers and international properties, it owns or has an interest in more than 325 properties comprising 241,000,000 square feet of gross leasable area in North America and Asia. The company is headquartered in Indianapolis and employs more than 5,000 people, it is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol SPG and is part of the S&P 100. Simon Property Group was formed in 1993 when the majority of the shopping center interests of Melvin Simon & Associates became a publicly traded company. Melvin Simon & Associates, owned by brothers Melvin Simon and Herbert Simon, was founded in 1960 in Indianapolis and had long been one of the top shopping center developers in the United States. In 1996, Simon DeBartolo Group was created when Simon Property merged with former rival DeBartolo Realty Corp.
This was shortly after DeBartolo Realty became a publicly traded company encompassing the shopping mall interests of the Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. family, another leading developer. Simon DeBartolo acquired assets in the then-fragmented industry. Notable acquisitions included The Retail Property Trust and a group of properties held by IBM's pension plan in 1997 and Corporate Property Investors in 1998. Following the CPI acquisition in 1998, the company announced it was reverting to its original name, Simon Property Group, as the DeBartolo family was resuming its private real-estate development operation, while retaining their interest in Simon. Simon continued to be a prolific acquirer of shopping centers, including a portfolio from New England Development in 1999. In 2003, Simon became a co-owner of The Kravco Company. On April 3, 2007, a partnership including Simon agreed to acquire the Mills Corporation. In June 2011, Simon entered into a partnership with Nintendo to provide complimentary 3DS Wi-Fi hotspots at nearly 200 of its malls.
This was expanded or changed to provide compatibility for laptops and mobile devices. In December 2013, Simon announced it would form a REIT of its smaller malls and community shopping centers called Washington Prime Group; the spin-off was created in May 2014 and was headed by Mark Ordan, the final CEO of the Simon-bought Mills Corporation. The regional malls in WPG were still managed by Simon and flagged as Simon Properties on websites and inside their malls until early 2016, while Washington Prime managed the "strip centers" of the portfolio in-house. In September 2014, WPG announced to acquire Glimcher Realty Trust and its properties, in which Washington Prime Group would be renamed WP Glimcher when the deal was made; the deal was completed in January 2015. As part of the deal, Simon acquired Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, New Jersey and University Park Village in Fort Worth, while WP Glimcher acquired Brunswick Square in East Brunswick, New Jersey from Simon. On November 29 of 2009, Financial Times reported that Simon may have attempted to acquire its failing rival General Growth Properties, operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Should GGP have been acquired in its entirety, such deal would be worth up to $30 billion at the time. Simon hired property investment firm Cohen & Steers, J. P. Morgan, as well as the Lazard investment bank and the Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz law firm to explore the possibility of acquiring GGP. On February 16, 2010, Simon announced that it placed a bid on February 8 to acquire General Growth Properties in a deal worth $10 billion. However, the bid was rejected by General Growth twice during the week. On February 19, 2010, one GGP shareholder filed suit against the company's board of directors for rejecting Simon's bid, accusing chairman John Bucksbaum and six other board members of breaching their fiduciary duty to GGP's investors; the General Growth board favored an investment offer from Brookfield Asset Management worth $2.6 billion. Simon's next step, on April 14, 2010, was to announce a $2.5 billion equity investment offer which equaled the price per share of Brookfield's offer. Simon claimed that the deal was more favorable to GGP and its equity holders than Brookfield's offer, stating that it would eliminate the dilutive warrants that GGP would issue to Brookfield, Pershing Square and Fairholme Capital.
Simon's offer included a co-investment commitment by Paulson & Co worth $1 billion. Simon Property Group had not ruled out a full takeover of General Growth, claiming that their investment offer would give them more time to work out their differences concerning antitrust issues. On May 7, 2010, Simon Property Group decided to withdraw its acquisition and recapitalization proposals for General Growth Properties. Instead, General Growth were acquired several years by competitor Brookfield Property Partners, making Brookfield the number 2 mall operator in the USA behind Simon. On December 8, 2009, Simon Property Group was offered the sale of Prime Retail's Prime Outlets portfolio for $2.24 billion, which included centers at Will
The HOYTS Group is an Australian group of companies, including Hoyts Exhibition, Hoyts Kiosk and Val Morgan. It has two components: Hoyts Cinema, which incorporates the chain of successful cinema complexes in Australia and New Zealand with more than 450 screens and over 55,000 seats; the Hoyts Group CEO, Damien Keogh, was appointed to the role in 2014. In 2015, Hoyts was acquired by the Wanda Group, a subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group. At the start of the 20th century, Dr. Arthur Russell, a successful dentist, purchased a share in a small touring circus-type tent show incorporating magic and moving pictures. Russell performed shows at St George's Hall in Bourke Street, in 1909 moving pictures was the only attraction. Russell negotiated a long lease for St George's Hall with the purpose of opening a Picture Palace called Hoyt's Pictures. By the time he died at the end of World War I, Hoyts had expanded into the suburbs of Melbourne, into Sydney. On September 29, 1926, Hoyts and two other companies, Electric Theatres Pty. Ltd. and Associated Theatres Pty. Ltd. merged to become Hoyts Theatres Limited.
In 1930 the Fox Film Corp. acquired majority of shares in Hoyts Theatres Ltd. In August 1982, Twentieth Century Fox sold Hoyts to Stardawn Investments, a group of four Melbourne businessmen. In April 1985, the Fink family subsequently bought out the other partners to become the sole owner. In 1987, the corporation was restructured and two of the companies in the corporation were listed on the Australian Stock Exchange: Hoyts Media and Hoyts Entertainment. However, the company that owned the cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, was not floated until 1996; the years between 1987 and 1996 saw considerable expansion for Hoyts, expanding in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Following Leon Fink's death in 1993, the Hoyts organisation was sold to Hellman & Friedman and Lend-Lease; the company went public in 1995. In 1999, Hoyts celebrated its 90th anniversary and was ranked the seventh largest cinema exhibitor in the world. In the same year, the late Kerry Packer's private family company, Consolidated Press Holdings, bought the chain for $620 million.
After that, Hoyts began to sell off international cinemas except for some New Zealand cinemas. In 2004, it joined forces with Village Roadshow and AHL to bail out Val Morgan Cinema Advertising taking their stake to 100% in 2005. In December that year, PBL and West Australian Newspapers purchased the company from Consolidated Press Holdings. In 2007, Hoyts was sold to Sydney-based private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners; the sale valued the company at A$440 million. In October 2008, Hoyts announced a takeover bid for Australian Multiplex Cinemas; the purchase did not proceed, although at the time Hoyts still hoped to return to Queensland, where they had owned theatres in Brisbane and a three cinema complex in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. In 2010, Hoyts acquired the Berkeley Cinema Group in New Zealand and Australian Multiplex Cinema to re-enter the Queensland market. In December 2014, Hoyts was bought by Chinese billionaire Sun Xishuang, through his investment company ID Leisure Ventures.
On 2 June 2015 Wanda Cinema Line, a subsidiary of Dalian Wanda Group, purchased Hoyts from ID Leisure Ventures. Hoyts Distribution was the film distribution arm of the Group until 2012, it existed in its own right in the 1980s- early 1990s, was merged with the distribution operations of Sony Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. In 2002, the company was brought back to life, distributing films produced by Nine Films and Television, Channel 9's film production arm, major independent studios, such as Lions Gate Entertainment. In July 2012 it was acquired by StudioCanal. Val Morgan holds the advertising rights to all advertising screens in Australia and all screens in New Zealand. Val Morgan's sister company, VMO, operates a digital out-of-home advertising network in four key environments: shopping centres, health clubs, service stations and office towers. Australian Theatres Birch Carroll & Coyle Event Cinemas Greater Union Palace Cinemas Reading Cinemas The Movie Masters Cinema Group Village Cinemas Wallis Cinemas Warner Village Cinemas Hoyts Cinemas Australia Hoyts Cinemas New Zealand