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FEBRUARY 27, 2021

Photos courtesy of Alan Karchmer A project years in the making is finally open. The long-anticipated debut of Dairy Market, Charlottesville’s newest market hall and the first in Virginia’s Central Piedmont region, had its soft opening on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Located in the historic Monticello Dairy building in downtown Charlottesville and just steps away from the University of Virginia, Dairy… DETAILS

JUNE 1, 2020

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.  

APRIL 11, 2019

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.