VIDEO: Watch a replay of Project515: Retail Outlook
The Greater Des Moines area has dozens of retail areas for residents and visitors to shop, from “power centers” featuring big-box stores to strip centers to storefronts along high-traffic corridors in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Our Project515 panelists discussed the importance of all of these shopping options in the retail sector ecosystem. In addition, panelists provided details about the goings-on in a handful of retail areas across the metro.
Lauren Kollauf, executive director, the Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand
Christopher Shires, principal, Confluence
Kara Kelso, co-owner, the Slow Down Coffee Co.
Kuuku Saah, co-owner, Mars Cafe
Jennifer Brown, economic development director, city of Waukee
Meredith Young, vice president, JLL