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Changing Retail Composition in Greenwich, CT 2000-2013

Smith, Heidi Brake

This study is an examination of retail composition on Greenwich Avenue, the “Main Street” corridor in the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut between 2000 and 2013. Retail composition is affected largely by demographic and economic activity, but it is also influenced by a community’s history, culture and image. Commercial corridors are where neighborhood change becomes visible and can be measured by observing store openings and closing as well as change in type. The study focuses on changing retail composition, density, and patterning in an affluent community to understand the underlying changing consumer demands, cultural, and socio-economic dynamics at work. It attempts to understand the components affecting a shopping corridor and whether there is an underlying relationship amongst the shopping classifications over time.

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Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Sutton, Stacey Ann
Trelstad, Graham L.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 10, 2014