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Aug 29, 2019

Jim Ernst has been working in real estate for financial institutions since 1993. He talks about how bank buildings have changed, from imposing institutions with big vaults to smaller spaces fitted out with new technology and a casual atmosphere. 

James Cook is the director of retail research in the Americas for...

A Visit to Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore

Aug 27, 2019

James Cook went to the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver to find out what it takes for an old school bookstore to make it in a digital world. Co-owner Len Vlahos said they spend A LOT of time connecting with the local community and it is still paying off. The chain will be opening a new location in 2020 in...

Aug 23, 2019

Fair Harbor makes shorts and swimwear out of recycled plastic bottles. COO Jon Drenckhahn talks about the brand's collaboration with UNTUCKit, popup shops and the potential for permanent stores in the future. 

This episode was recorded live in front of a studio audience at Las Vegas Convention Center during ICSC RECon...

Chicago Food Hall Challenge

Aug 12, 2019


James Cook and Arielle Weston try to eat lunch at four Chicago food halls in two hours. They also meet up with Rob Larcom at Politan Row and Abby Owens at Fulton Galley.

Aug 10, 2019

Callum Lumsden and his firm have designed shops at some of the world's great cultural attractions, including MoMA in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Harry Potter shop at Platform 9 3/4 in King's Cross Station and Abbey Road Studios. Callum's work has broad implications beyond museums and attractions to all...