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Suburban Retail Innovations in Centennial

Date: 1/1/2021 - 5/31/2021

The Future of Suburbia: Retail Innovations and Centennial

Student Researcher: David King

Client: City of Centennial
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The retail world as we know it has begun another transformative shift. The introduction of new retail concepts has increased dramatically with the events of 2020, ushering in a new era of shopping. Centennial faces struggling retail conditions along vital corridors and has a desire to prepare for the coming wave of innovation. This report explains the existing conditions, introduces overarching retail trends, identifies relevant case studies, and concludes with recommendations for the City moving forward.


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