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Your Table Is Ready
Americans have more dining choices than ever, making the restaurant market hyper-competitive.

Art Deco Warehouse And Retail Store Revitalized
A mail-order distribution center and retail store is reborn as a mixed-use community.

Composite Colors Brighten Development
Fade-resistant, minimal-maintenance siding is at home in an apartment complex.

The Architects Podcast

Designs Pump Life Into Main Street Retail

With the rise of suburban shopping malls, followed by the boom in big-box stores and the advent of online retail, it’s easy to conceive that Main Street retail is under attack. Some municipalities have experimented with restaurant-only redevelopment of their downtown areas, but these have been shown to be remarkably vulnerable to economic downturns. Successful retail options are, it would seem, vital to a thriving town center.

Learn more about designing brick-and-mortar stores to attract customers.