A Message from ULI Charlotte
We are witnessing an awakening in our community
On June 11, 2020, ULI Charlotte hosted a Zoom meeting to discuss the future of retail in a post-COVID world. As retail centers and restaurants have adapted over the past few months to meet consumers’ needs for safety and convenience, some are seeing success with changes while others continue to struggle. Businesses need to reimagine the experience from what retail and restaurants have been to what they need to be.
Here are some key takeaways from the panel:
As the retail environment continues to transition as a result of COVID-19, we’re recognizing that many of the changes we’re seeing today are positioning businesses for accelerated growth in the future. Many of today’s biggest brands came out of the last recession because they made adaptations to respond to consumers’ needs – who will be the ones to rise to the top in a post-COVID world? Thank to you to our panelists: Robb Brown, Strategic Leasing and Development, Principal with Denver Retail Group; Amy Finn, Founder of Agency by Others; James Labar, Director of Economic Development with Charlotte Center City Partners; Maggie Leonard, Retail Strategy with Asana Partners; and Kathleen Jordan, Principal at Gensler, who served as moderator. Notes provided by Angela Vogel Daley, Director of Strategy for Yellow Duck Marketing.