As the US economy continues to emerge from the recession, property owners and managers are seeking an edge in the increasingly competitive retail sector; doing more with less, making the most of existing assets. Mahan Rykiel has been providing retail clients with site evaluation, development strategies and creative design
solutions for nearly three decades.
Site amenities provide a competitive advantage for retail developers. For Trenholm Plaza in Columbia, SC, Mahan Rykiel Associates evaluated the opportunities and provided a menu of enhancement options for the existing retail center. A new cafe plaza, landscaping and fountain convinced a sought-after F&B tenant to relocate. Adjacent special paving in the parking area doubles as an event area.
Site-wide landscaping and facade enhancements provide a fresh look and appeal. The results are, by the owner’s own calculation, a significant increase in the center’s customer traffic and a clear competitive advantage.