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Update #9: Rebuild. Rethink. Reopen…

Today, unlike in March, it is safe to say with certainty that COVID-19 has touched all businesses selling anything to the public, whether online in or in-person. Every single retailer in the past two months we have spoke to — and we are talking to a lot of retailers — is thinking about changing their business model in some way. The scale of the collective rethink in retail is just nuts.

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Update #8: Now What?

Any “reopening” of our gathering spaces and retail establishments will be only a partial return to what things looked like pre-coronavirus. But despite this, our spirits are high here at Graffito, because it does feel that we are collectively entering a new phase in responding to this crisis: shifting from panic and shock to problem solving and opportunity assessment.

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Update #3: A Lot to Process

We’ve spent more time this week talking to Landlords (locally and nationally), reading policy pieces from other professionals, and tracking the scale of economic damage to tenants, which is rapidly bleeding over from food, beverage and entertainment to other segments of our economy.

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