Massachusetts tops U.S. in retail revival

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Massachusetts is outpacing the rest of the country in attracting businesses to fill large vacant retail spaces, fueling optimism that the state’s economic recovery is gaining momentum.

Merchants have signed leases for more than half of the roughly 2 million square feet abandoned by struggling and bankrupt chains such as Circuit City, Linens ‘N Things, and CompUSA, according to local data provided by several real estate

Full story: Mass. tops US in retail revival – The Boston Globe