Some restaurants have found ways to circumvent the expense of liquor licenses in Philadelphia by opening pop-up beer gardens operating under a much, much cheaper catering permit. Cue state legislation to curb the practice.
Jul 24, 2014 PlanPhilly
A City Council committee got its first look at a proposed revision of the streetscape licensing process by which restaurants and cafés can acquire sidewalk seating. Councilmembers sent the plan back the drawing board again.
Apr 22, 2014 Dallas Observer
The replacement of retail establishments with restaurants in America’s urban centers has a demographic slant.
May 19, 2013 Architect Magazine
Concerned about becoming a "western Detroit," the city of Reno, built around the gambling industry, seeks to shake off that trademark with new investments in other industries and amenities.
Jun 21, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Tim Craig explores one developer's efforts to start the ball rolling on the capital's new 20-year sustainability goals.
Apr 27, 2012 The Wahington Post
The City of New York has announced plans to allow restaurants to edge into the street to use parking spots for outdoor seating and patios.
Nov 11, 2010 Grist
New restaurants are striving to look like (and to be) community institutions, reflecting old-style pubs, meeting halls and marketplaces.
Aug 25, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
The "food court", staple of malldom and home of Hot Dog on a Stick, is dead, say retail architects and designers. Higher-end restaurants and softer surfaces are replacing the shiny plastic tables and Orange Juliuses of the past.
Jan 20, 2010 Retail Traffic Magazine
In Philadelphia, a number of palatial restaurants have closed due to the bad economy. In their place, several more intimate, neighborhood places have popped up.
Aug 31, 2009 Philadelphia Inquirer
In order to get more retailers to set up shop in one San Francisco neighborhood, the definition of "meal" must be established to keep out new places that can't serve one.
Sep 17, 2008 The San Francisco Chronicle