HOW TO: Retail in Public Spaces
Nur is an Associate at Larisa Ortiz Associates.
In a previous post I talked about the benefits that parks and retail may stand to gain from being co-tenants. Today, we look at specific ways in which retail has been incorporated into our parks and open spaces. Depending on the size of your public space, you may decide to incorporate permanent retail spaces or temporary, seasonal ones that can easily be taken down to make room for more pedestrians and park users. Either way, these additional retail spaces can be great opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs to test new markets, if made convenient and affordable.
Food Hall Site Selection
Nur Asri is an Associate at Larisa Ortiz Associates
Earlier this month, Cushman & Wakefield released a report titled, “Food Halls of North America”. Since their first report on the trend in November 2016, food halls have grown exponentially all over the country, and especially in New York (see #5 of our 2018 trends list).
The report lists twenty five different food halls in New York City (we’ve left out Essex Street Market because it’s an institution we’re more familiar with as a public market, more on this in a previous blog) but guess where they’re mostly located? That’s right, Manhattan.
80% of the city’s food halls are located in Manhattan.
Pitched the opening of Urbanspace at 570 Lex; reporter Kayla KumariUpadhyaya featured the news with the lineup of vendors in a feature story; the article was also the headline of the daily newsletter
Sent a press release on the opening of Urbanspace at 570 Lex; the outlet included in its “Industry News” section online
Staff writer Brendan Krisel picked up the opening announcement from Urbanspace at 570 Lex and featured on the site
Pitched the Urbanspace at 570 Lex opening announcement, which was highlighted in a feature article
Pitched the Urbanspace at 570 Lex opening announcement to writer Matt Kirouac; he included the news in a chefs and restaurants on the move story
Pitched Eldon Scott and Eric Reynolds for a segment on the millennial focused digital video series focusing on business trends; they were featured on March 26, discussing the opening of Urbanspace at 570 Lex and the future of Urbanspace’s expansion
Pitched the opening of Urbanspace at 570 Lex to Arie Shapira, curator of the industry newsletter, who included the announcement
Food reporter Florence Fabricant featured Urbanspace at 570 Lex in the openings section of the “Off the Menu” column