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Sep 7, 2017

Chicago retail insider Peter Caruso talks about the many new food concepts that are now looking to make Chicago home, including Sweetgreen, Mojo, Dos Toros and Taylor Gourmet.  He also talks about how Michigan Avenue, also known as the Magnificent Mile is in a time of transition. On the apparel front, Canada Goose has leased a space at the Park Hyatt Chicago.

James joins Arielle Einhorn, Katie Sershon, Brittney Dear and David Barnett as they dive into the crowds of tourists on Michigan Avenue.  A newly opened Nutella Café is the brand's first café in the U.S. and it's proved to be a popular tourist destination.  The team also visits the site of the future Apple store, now under construction.  They stop in at Sephora and then on to a the long-standing Crate and Barrel store that will soon be transformed into a Starbuck's Roastery,  the Willy Wonka of coffee.   

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

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