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Date(s) - April 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Clyde's of Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

All events will be taking place on Zoom till further notice.

A recording of the program can be found at this link:

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We are all trying to read the tea leaves on the future state of retail after over a year of substantial disruption. Inadequate data exist on independent retailers and restaurants, the businesses that have limited ability to compete for federal, state, and local programs and support. This session will dive into a national and regional look at retail recovery–what has happened recently and where we are headed. Bobby will present snapshots of where the need is the greatest, which businesses have been able to access programs, and the supports needed now.

Speaker Bio:

Bobby Boone, AICP, founded &Access to create equitable retail real estate solutions for small businesses and underserved communities. He brings experience working for international developers and brands, and municipalities of various sizes to this project. He has created data-driven strategies for over 100 commercial districts/properties throughout the nation to include market-appropriate strategies, architectural assessments, funding prioritization, and community training. Bobby shares his love of retail with others as a Howard University, University of Maryland, and Harvard University lecturer and speaker at conferences across the nation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Florida A&M University and a Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.