With the increase in Omni-channel retailing, it is more important than ever for brick-and-mortar destinations to be able to deliver experiences that shoppers, residents, visitors and guests cannot get online or through a catalog. Today, memorable and iconic environments make headlines and strengthen bottom lines based on their ability to provide experiences and facilitate opportunities for social engagement. Unlocking the power of experiential environments has been a defining Steiner + Associates principle for decades. Steiner projects function as true gathering places, where people come together not just to shop, but to interact, celebrate and be entertained. These are destinations packed with leisure time uses like cinemas, bars and comedy clubs, and with tenant rosters featuring a range of diverse retailers who deliver goods and services with experiential flair.
The winners of ICSC’s 2016 Design & Development Awards were announced on December 1 at the ICSC CenterBuild Conference in Phoenix, Arizona and Steiner + Associates’ Easton Gateway District was honored as a winner. The ICSC Design & Development Awards honor outstanding achievement in the design and development of retail properties and retail store design.