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How Tourism Will Survive the Pandemic

How Tourism Will Survive the Pandemic

Throughout the pandemic brought on by COVID-19, I’ve been blessed by the opportunity from Connect Travel, in partnership with Streetsense, to lead and moderate a series of weekly webinars for the hospitality, travel and tourism industry. Having traveled the world several times over and spending 20 plus years working in the entertainment and tourism industries, […]

Public Policy Considerations for the New Retail Reality

Public Policy Considerations for the New Retail Reality

Cities are complicated ecosystems whose sum of parts are intricately linked. For retail, everything is connected to demand. And we acknowledge that for many downtowns and central business districts, the loss of workers, customers, and visitors will have a widespread impact on our cities for many years to come. This is where public policy — […]

How To Prepare Bedroom Communities + Exurbs for the Homebuying Boom

How To Prepare Bedroom Communities + Exurbs for the Homebuying Boom

According to RedFin, in the first week of June 2020, seasonally adjusted demand for housing was 25% higher than it was pre-pandemic in January and February 2020, marking the eighth straight week of rising demand, with cross country movers or those seeking homes just outside metropolitan cities increasing in size. Stay-at-home orders forced millions of […]

Boutique Hotels Will Emerge from COVID-19 Stronger

Boutique Hotels Will Emerge from COVID-19 Stronger

As we approach the sixth week of relative nation-wide lockdown, we’re moving from the reactive phase to the planning phase — COVID-19 has certainly upended our current day-to-day as a society, but how will it affect our industries in the long term? Last Friday, our managing director Jay Coldren spoke on a panel hosted by […]

Tactical Solutions for Downtown Restaurants

Tactical Solutions for Downtown Restaurants

In the last month alone the retail and restaurant industry has been flipped upside down. Many local small businesses, however, are standing ground and leveraging existing conditions as an opportunity to test new product offerings and services, and most importantly, give back to the communities in need. Here are some quick solutions culled from our […]

What Airports Need to be Planning Now for their Post COVID-19 Reality

What Airports Need to be Planning Now for their Post COVID-19 Reality

Airports are already experiencing a new normal when it comes to life post-COVID-19. With revenue from enplanements reaching historic lows, the need for airports to think and act strategically has never been greater. Because we’re still not able to comprehensively quantify the effect COVID-19 will have on the traveling public’s mindset, airports are struggling to […]

How BIDs Are Helping Small Businesses

How BIDs Are Helping Small Businesses

Place-based organizations focused on economic development such as Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have long played an integral role in enhancing delivery of public services and providing other innovative, market-informed tools and services to local businesses within their defined service area boundaries. Now more than ever these organizations are engaged in problem-solving and tackling unprecedented business […]

Three Best Practices for Destinations Right Now

Three Best Practices for Destinations Right Now

During a time when the majority of the globe’s citizens are staying home, destination marketers find themselves wondering how to forge on with their day-to-day operations sans visitors. Despite near-empty hotels and airports, never have we collectively experienced a greater need for destination marketers to seize their natural leadership potential and gather their community to […]

What Restaurant Owners Need To Do Right Now

What Restaurant Owners Need To Do Right Now

Both independent restaurants and large corporate chains are facing their own unique challenges in order to emerge from COVID-19 in a strong position. A lot of that depends upon the owners’ future access to capital, as well as the flexibility of their vendors, landlords, and equipment leasing firms. At this point, with so much out […]

Help for Small Retailers and Restaurants in the Time of COVID

Help for Small Retailers and Restaurants in the Time of COVID

The team at Streetsense is dedicated to assisting our retailers and restaurateurs persevere during this difficult time. Here are three pieces of support and guidance that we hope will be useful.   Get Your Online Sales Together as Fast as Possible For a while, buying, selling and consuming will look different for everyone. Most small […]

Financial Resources for Small Retail Businesses, State by State

Financial Resources for Small Retail Businesses, State by State

Our Research + Analysis team has been in overdrive trying to keep up with the whirlwind COVID-19 updates: with data trickling in, implications of the stimulus package, and the conversations rapidly evolving, one thing we realized was missing was a state-by-state gathered list of financial resources for small businesses that can be used by retailers.  […]

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