-plan on activating the building 'for more things' on more days a week.
-plan on having a Friday market day as well.
-planning a general store for 7 days a week
-planning on partnering with other users to have other events in the building
So they are going to two days a week, Friday and Saturday. To me, this still seems woefully inadequate, and the area could easily support a daily public market. If Old Strathcona Farmers' Market doesn't do it, someone else will beat them to the punch I think.
When people feel welcome, safe, and have a place to sit and linger in main street destination districts, they spend more time and more money. Good urban design in main street districts prioritizes the pedestrian and the cyclist over the car, and the Old Strathcona district currently fails to...
Edmonton Retail Outlook Improving, Including Growth in Leasing and Consumer Spending: Report
By Mario Toneguzzi
The retail outlook for Edmonton is slowly improving as the sector comes out of a challenging time during the pandemic.
A report by commercial real estate firm JLL said the retail market in the Alberta city has seen steady improvements in leasing activity through the start of 2022, despite not yet reaching pre-COVID levels.
“The pandemic has created pent-up demand for retailers and consumers, driving a surge in retail sales,” said the report. “Asking retail rents have remained relatively stable, with a slight dip to begin the year. The trend in rents is still upwards. As vacancy continues to drop with the help of the recovery, landlords are expected to raise rental rates.