inPLACE Design founder Dustin Watson discussed placemaking, retail, entertainment, and mixed-use development with Blake Cordish of The Cordish Companies on June 15th. A key take away from the Baltimore Retail Restaurant and Mixed Use Mania was that mixed-use projects require an investment in the public space to ensure a great “place” is created that produces the experience to attract an increasingly distracted customer.

“Successful retailers know how to turn their stores into experiences”

At Bisnow’s Baltimore Retail and Restaurant: Mixed-Use Mania! Speakers offered five lessons on how to design, develop, and execute retail and restaurant deals in Baltimore.

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