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What’s Driving LA’s Food Hall Craze?

There are a number of food halls scattered across SoCal. Foodies know about long-standing food hall concepts, such as DTLA’s Grand Central Market, the Original Farmers Market, and the new Eataly underway at Westfield’s Century City.

The emergence of Los Angeles as a foodie destination continues to take root with the growing trend of food-related retail in urban environments.

New entrants include venues farther west in Venice and Santa Monica. This category is also experiencing more growth in DTLA, Silver Lake, and Hollywood to the east. Perhaps one of the latest entrants in the food hall craze is in the Arts District, an up-and-coming area where it is anticipated dynamic new chefs will rise in popularity.

Cushman & Wakefield’s retail team details the rise of LA’s “foodie culture” trend in its latest Cool Streets video.

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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