San José

The Future of Retail

Lunchtime Forum

Photo by Sergio Ruiz

Downtown San Jose is livelier now than it has been in decades, but much of that dynamism comes from restaurants and bars, rather than the retail stores that formerly generated the buzz. As retail changes before our eyes — with the ease of online shopping only continuing to grow — how can communities plan accordingly for the future and activate their streets and storefronts? Come explore new strategies for retail and public life with local experts.

+ Erin Salazar / Local Color
+ Najla Kayyem / Pacific Retail Capital Partners
+ Nate LeBlanc / San Jose Downtown Association


Free for SPUR members.
$10 for non-members.

Pre-registration not required for this event.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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