See section titled “Seating”.
Encourage or mandate that retailers provide a sampling of their offerings in the space just outside of their interior premises. Examples include a table with boxes of records outside a music store, a sampling of flowers or plants outside a florist, or a produce stand outside a grocery store.
Simply encouraging retail tenants to keep their entries beautified with natural elements helps to create a more welcoming and pedestrian-friendly retail environment.
In some cases, bringing programming outdoors makes a lot of sense and creates an extremely lively streetscape. For example, a cafe could have a musician play during lunch or dinner service for outdoor diners. A gym could offer yoga classes outside on a plaza adjacent to their interior space. A bike shop can do tune ups in a plaza. A cosmetics store could offer free product testing.