Macy's, Warwick, R.I.
In March 2010, two days of heavy rains caused the Pawtuxet River to overflow in Warwick, R.I., leaving the Warwick Mall with 7 feet of standing water and $80 million in damages. After a cleanup and review of losses, the mall itself and several of its tenants - such as Target, Old Navy and Longhorn Steakhouse - took the opportunity to reopen with new and improved store designs.
New York Department Stores Revamp Cosmetics and Fragrance Sections
With increasing competition from specialized retailers like Sephora and Ulta, as well as the Internet, several New York City department stores have, perhaps necessarily, decided to give their areas dedicated to cosmetics, skin care and fragrances a makeover.