Washington DC: The Capitol of Retail Trends - Cushman & Wakefield

Washington DC: The Capitol of Retail Trends

Fueled by a surge of population growth that has been overwhelmingly driven by the millennial demographic, Washington, D.C.’s urban retail scene has evolved over the past decade from that of a few isolated pockets surrounded by urban blight to one of an emerging renaissance where high street meets cool street meets eat street. The District is now a microcosm of all of the major trends that are shaping urban retail in the United States today; an explosion of food and beverage related retail from small format groceries and trendy food halls to upscale and fast casual dining, the expansion of upscale and luxury retailers into new and emerging shopping districts and the rise of edgy, cool retail in new hip districts that have emerged in diverse, up and coming neighborhoods. All this, while still luring Main Street national credit retailers looking to find a place in the new Washington, DC: The Capitol of Retail Trends.