27 03, 2018

10 things you need to know before you try to start a restaurant

By | 2018-03-27T16:05:48+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on 10 things you need to know before you try to start a restaurant

Over the years I have spent a tremendous amount of time with people that own restaurants or want to. I have learned a lot from all of these people despite myself. Below are some of the universal truths that have endured over the years. It’s going to cost a lot more than you think You [...]

23 03, 2018

Adam Schwegman with General Growth Properties explores the intersection of real estate and food.

By | 2018-03-23T14:35:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Adam Schwegman with General Growth Properties explores the intersection of real estate and food.

What does it take to bring a food or drink concept to a mall, food hall, or other major retail development? You need to impress Adam Schwegman, the corporate vice president of eat and drink for General Growth Properties. GGP has 127 retail properties, mainly malls, from Maine to Hawaii. "My team is tasked with [...]

23 03, 2018

Bruce Leonard explains how strategy and data drive smarter developments

By | 2018-03-23T14:32:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Bruce Leonard explains how strategy and data drive smarter developments

When a new real estate project is in development, there are a ton of moving parts: architects, strategists, analysts, brokers, design firms, planners. Bruce Leonard pulled all of these moving parts together in Streetsense, a strategy and design collective with a focus on brands and places. Leonard is a managing principal for architecture and planning [...]

23 03, 2018

Behind the brand with Scott Wooten, creator of 704 Shop

By | 2018-03-23T14:31:32+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Adam's Blog|Comments Off on Behind the brand with Scott Wooten, creator of 704 Shop

704 Shop might not ring a bell, but the designs hard to miss. It's nearly a requirement to buy one of their flagship shirts upon accepting Charlotte as home. The brand has become iconic for Queen City pride. The store, which started out as an online retailer about five years ago, recently opened its first [...]