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Issues Addressed by Winnetka TAP Faced by Other Communities Across the Country

Tina Dalman, panel member for Winnetka’s Commercial Districts TAP held on February 27-28, 2013, questions how retail will adapt to shifting downtown markets.

The panel discussed how changes in shopper behavior paired with significant retail growth in surrounding communities have presented a new problem, both for existing retailers who have seen the number of shoppers decline and online retail competition increase, and building owners experiencing difficulty in attracting tenants.

The February panel was the first in a series of two panels that will help create a long-term commercial area strategy for the Village of Winnetka that is balanced, economically sustainable, and consistent with existing community character.  The second panel will take place soon.

Learn more about Winnetka’s Commercial Districts TAP

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