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At March’s City Maker Breakfast, we explored the critical importance of thriving retail to a vibrant downtown. Ground-floor businesses invite people to shop, eat and experience Seattle’s unique culture. Through effective design and active uses, buildings spill beyond their walls onto the sidewalks and streets that connect them. Over the past year, DSA has sought to define successful retail and learn from property owners who are working to increase the vibrancy of their ground floors. These changes are making downtown even more dynamic while improving property owners’ bottom lines. Attendees heard from retail revolutionaries who are leading the charge on storefront design and ground-floor renovations.