Article by Lale Arikoglu discussing the promise of food halls in a COVID-19 world. “We’re optimistic that food halls will be a rebuilding mechanism for chefs and restaurateurs,” says Phil Colicchio, who co-founded Colicchio Consulting, a consulting firm that advises developers on operating food halls. Read the full article here.
Beyond a retailer’s shopping experience, the retail center and physical store design can captivate consumers and further a community. Shopping centers should seek attractive and accessible designs. As social media becomes further intertwined with the Millennial and Gen Z shopping experience, design elements such as artistic wall murals, open kitchens, or vertical gardens can garner the attention of a visitor who soaks in a unique design feature, snaps a photo, and shares it on their social accounts – organic and free online advertising for the restaurant, retailer or shopping center.