suburban retrofit

The Future of Suburbia Lies in Retrofit

Richard Florida recently wrote an article published in the Wall Street Journal titled "How SoHo Can Save the Suburbs." His point is two-fold: that hip places attract people, and that dense, mixed-use environments is what is hip. ... read more »

PRETROFIT: British fast-foodie chain's Chicago locale reminds us that retrofits need not be suburban

After blitzing New York City and dipping a toe into Washington, DC, Britain's trendy quick-serve foodie chain, Pret A Manger, has opened its first shop west of the Potomoc — in Chicago's Loop. ... read more »