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anchor

(ang'ker),
Any device that fixes the position of an object with respect to its surroundings.
[M.E. anker, fr. O.E. ancor, fr. L. ancora, fr. G. ankyra]

anchor

A clinical trial term of art for a planned activity, often marking the transition between epochs (stages) or elements of a clinical study plan—e.g., FP/FV (first patient/first visit).

anchor

(ang′kŏr) [L. ancora, anchora, fr Gr. ankyra, anchor]
1. Any structure that provides stability for a prosthetic dental appliance, e.g., a crown, bridge, or denture. The anchor may be a metal implant, a natural tooth, or part of a fixed bridge.
2. In emergency medicine, to tie or attach a rope or sling so it will not move and can support the weight of the rescuers, basket, and patient.
3. A tree, rock, door casing, or other strong stable device that will not move when a rescuer and patient's weight are attached to it.
4. In cell biology, a scaffold within the cell or its membranes, on which enzymes or other important molecules are suspended.
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How has the evolution of anchor tenants affected property managers?
Besides enhancing NORCAT's reputation internationally, the addition of anchor tenants should provide new revenue streams through rentals from 12 new office suites being built as part of an in-house expansion connected to Cambrian College's $25 million Superbuild project.
Stephen Ross, chairman and CEO of the Related Companies, told The Real Deal that an anchor tenant adds a measure of certainty to a development and said it reduces risk.
Plans to improve overall occupancy and shopper traffic include major renovations to upgrade both the interior and exterior appearance of the mall, adding new, upscale junior anchor tenants, improving signage, redirecting and adding various entertainment features including a multi-screen Cineplex and new restaurants.
It is important to note that both of the above-noted arenas also have NBA teams as anchor tenants and generate significant revenue from NBA games and other arena events.
The project has signed leases with six anchor tenants occupying over 500,000 square feet: Cabela's, the world's foremost outdoor lifestyle outfitter; AEG Live, operator of a 2,250-seat concert hall for live performances; Muvico, an upscale movie going experience featuring 18 screens with stadium seating and a full-service restaurant; Strike MX, an upmarket martini bar with bowling alleys; Forever 21, an apparel store targeting young women; and The Children's Place, a national children's retailer.
Anchor tenants include Publix, Kroger, Harris Teeter, Wal-Mart, Kmart and other popular national and regional chain stores.
Non-owned anchor tenants are: Foley's (expected to be converted to Macy's this fall), Dillard's, Sears, JCPenney, DSW and Dillard's Men.
The anchor tenants constitute a stable base of occupancy, with no lease expirations occurring before 1998.
The Mall boasts 3 anchor tenants including Hecht's (to be Macy's fall of 2006), Boscov's and Bass Pro Shops.
One of Three Anchor Tenants at Ledgewood Mall, New Jersey
In addition to Century Theatres, the Mall boasts 6 anchor tenants including Kohl's, Sears, Carson Pirie Scott, Marshall Fields, JCPenney and Burlington Coat Factory.