Placemaking and retail in 2024

by Carol Todreas Placemaking. That is the word for 2024. While the concept has historical precedence in urban development, it became part of our current culture in the 1960’s when urbanists started to think about cities for people, not just cars. Since then and particularly now with the abundance of retail on the internet, physical […]

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Neighbors Concerned About Size of Proposed, Noise & Traffic from Project at Cannistraro Site

By Charlie Breitrose Developers heard from dozens of residents who showed up Monday night for an in-person community meeting about the project proposed for the former Cannistraro site, pro and against. Many with concerns lived in the residential neighborhood across the street, who fear they will be negatively impacted by the size of, and noise and […]

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PODCAST: Ben Van Leeuwen Gives The Scoop On His Ice Cream Shop’s Global Expansion Van Leeuwen Ice Cream co-founder Ben Van Leeuwen joins us for a candid episode, discussing the New York City-based chain’s expansion, how it has handled inflation, and why American consumer habits are perfectly aligned with expensive, high-end ice cream. “In 1980, the average food spend out of home in the U.S. was 20 cents on the dollar. In 2020, […]

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