Retail Entertainment Districts Archive

The economic benefits to businesses in walkable communities: Walkable is good for business. A November 2013 report, Business Performance in Walkable
How should local and national retailers mix?: It’s one of the most commonly asked questions regarding downtowns, “What should
Austin’s “The Triangle” sets standard for town center retail: The vast majority of large-scale mixed-use development projects in the past have
Public market and plaza coming to San Jose: When people are asked what’s missing in their downtown, you’ll often hear
Shanghai’s eclectic new ped-only urban village: As is often the case, the historic 1900s neighborhood of Shikumen in
Massive retail ‘market correction’ underway: One can look at the economic downturn as a depression, or one
French city invests in fashion districts: You hear a lot of talk about city economic development agencies emphasizing
Tour Cleveland’s Old Arcade: Visitors to historic districts in older cities around the world will often
The difference between a natural cultural district and a corporate cultural district: On the one hand you have authentic cultural destinations grown naturally, referred
Baltimore to invest in natural cultural arts district: Presently, few visitors venture north of Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Station into what is
Viktualienmarkt – Beyond the farmers market: While farmers and public markets are experiencing a renaissance across the U.S.,
Maryland’s first pedestrian-only district: Ok, so those who’ve been down Silver Spring’s Ellsworth Drive in Downtown
London’s three public markets in one: If you live anywhere near Notting Hill in London you may never
London’s car-free shopping day a huge hit: What does $200 million have to do with cars? Absolutely nothing if
Delaware seeks some creative identity: The name ‘Delaware’ doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue when naming places
A plan to recruit businesses to your retail district: Managing a town center/main street of local, independent businesses can sometimes be
The four sizes of urban retail-entertainment districts: When people talk about a retail entertainment district they either have in
“How can I keep chains out of my neighborhood?”: It’s a familiar refrain from urban creatives, such as the following one
Time for indie tenants to meet real estate investors halfway: While it’s time for real estate investment to catch up to the
Pike Place Market – most successful in the U.S.: Why is that Seattle’s grungy Pike Place Market is celebrating its 100
Main streets go virtual to serve local community: We all know serves the world’s goods, but how about if
How to recognize independent businesses that will thrive: Don’t shoot the messenger because I can’t disagree more, but this is
Wow – City to establish significant fund to invest in local venues?!: A local institution on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, Las Manitas, a
Evolving a retail center into a community center: Retail seen as ‘the Achilles’ heel’; of some TODs (transit-oriented development), reads
Transcending retail chain districts: The VIBE beta guild: Creatives, urbanites want local, indie businesses. Developers know about investing in real
1.5M s.f. new shopping center, zero new parking: A neglected series of buildings is expanding by an additional one million
Can shopping environments be third places?: That’s the question answered by the Urban Land Institute, and the answer
Growing an historic small town center: Most of the 22,000 residents of Hudson, OH (30 minutes from Cleveland)
Help! University needs town center immediately!: Of the accepted applicants to the University of Connecticut each year, about
The success story behind Memphis’ Beale Street: How does one turn a boarded up main street into the iconic