Sunday, October 28, 2007

City Anchors:

CEO for Cities blog post “The Bookstore as a Community Center” emphasizes the role of restaurants in community development.

“Distinctive retail shops and restaurants, particularly those that function as community gathering places, are now important amenities for cities. Cities need to learn to value these amenities (all stores are not created equal) and act accordingly.”

Real Estate development and restaurants need each other desperately. Cities to attract the creative class need to be areas where both can flourish.

Restaurants have always been City Anchors!