More shopping centers around the Denver Metro area are considering the idea of common consumption to bring more customers in. With the rise of internet shopping, many malls and outdoor shops have suffered and are finding ways to compete with online retailers.
What's an experience that Amazon can't provide? Shopping with your kids, stopping to play at the play place and browsing the book store all while sipping a craft beer.
The Stanley Marketplace in Aurora opened in 2016 and has been serving beer and wine in to-go style cups ever since. They have created a unique shopping experience that combines a fun family outing with an adult experience. Now, plans for several more shopping centers and community gathering spaces are being planned with this same model in mind.
What do you think about these new proposals? Would you be more likely to head to the mall with your family if you and your spouse could grab a drink? How about day dates with your girlfriends and their kids? Or would common consumption shopping centers make you more hesitant to take your family shopping?
You can read a full write up about future plans from The Denver Post here.