Manuel Fishman moderates a panel on “The State of Retail in the Bay Area” on August 1, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.


  1. How are notable brands with street front stores adjusting and adapting in a shifting consumer landscape?
  2. What challenges does San Francisco pose to an evolving retail market? What have been some notable successes in recent memory?
  3. How are modern malls reinventing themselves and leveraging placemaking to attract consumers
  4. What role do restaurants play in the current state of retail? What can retail brands learn from their restaurateur neighbors?
  5. What can the city do to better support retailers, landlords, and developers?