It may be hard to believe, but retailers are still exceedingly bullish on the greater-Valley region, with construction underway on more than 1 million square feet of new and expanded shopping spots from Camarillo to Lancaster and Burbank.

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping could be the region's motto, or at least that's what Macerich, Westfield, Developers Diversified, Chelsea Property Group and Champion Development seem to be thinking...

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