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 //   //  June 15, 2019  //  No Comments

Rethinking retail’s role in animating streets and public spaces

For decades, planners, urban designers, and policy makers have advocated for street-facing ground floor retail space as a means of animating streets and public spaces. Retail was in many ways the optimal use for achieving this […]

 //   //  May 16, 2016  //  No Comments

The Viability of Vertical Retail in Urban Environments

In the context of vertical shopping environments, a rule of thumb that is sometimes applied is that sales performance drops off by 50% for every floor above ground level. By the time you get to the third storey, you can […]

 //   //  March 26, 2016  //  No Comments

Food Lover’s Market, Cape Town

To meet the evolving needs of workers and visitors in the core of Cape Town, a new food concept has been pioneered under the “Food Lover’s Market” label. The modern eatery concept brings together the best […]

 //   //  March 28, 2015  //  No Comments

With Future Shop and Target Closing, do Big Box Stores have a Future in Canada?

It turns out that big box stores are perhaps not as invincible as they seemed just a decade ago. Today, Future Shop announced it would be closing all locations effective immediately, although 65 of the stores […]

 //   //  January 4, 2015  //  No Comments

The Value of a Vancouver View

BC Assessment 2014 valuations have been released and the results for Vancouver are frightening. The average detached west side home is now valued at $1.8 million, while the east side is sitting just under the $1 […]