Retail at the CrossroadsRob Wile
While retail centers faltered and national brand few areas were as meticulously planned to capture that profile as the Design District. The art-and-architecture-focused neighborhood just north of Northwest 36th Street now spans 850,000 square feet. Design District representatives say sales and traffic there grew 50% in 2018 over 2017, and then grew another 30% in 2019 over 2018.
I think the Design District has succeeded because it has become a destination for both commerce and culture,” Craig Robins, CEO and founder of DACRA, said via email. “There is an extraordinary alchemy when you combine creative talents — architects, designers, fashion houses, artists — to contribute efforts to create an authentic community unlike any other.“ORIGINAL SOURCE