Spacial awareness
Mar 8, 2024

Spacial awareness

As retailers shed warehouse space, arts organizations are testing the real estate waters.

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The Weekly Wrap

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Ana Swanson at the New York Times and Heather Long at the Washington Post about the February jobs report, some of the economic underpinnings on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, and the latest economic news.

Businesses are breathing new life into unused warehouse space

Mar 8, 2024
Many businesses bulked up on warehouse space early in the pandemic. Now, storing extra inventory isn’t as important, and surplus warehouse space is being put to alternative uses.
Retailers — especially smaller retailers — aren't using their warehouses as much as they were a year ago, said Zac Rogers, who helps put together the Logistics Managers Index.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City

Sourdough bread is at the heart of this family-owned bakery in New Mexico

Mar 8, 2024
New Mexico-based business owners André and Jessica Kempton want to keep making good food for the people in their community.
"We know that we're doing something that our neighbors want us to keep doing," Jessica  Kempton says about Wild Leaven Bakery.
Courtesy André and Jessica Kempton

Restaurant hiring affected by warmer weather, lingering pandemic habits

Mar 8, 2024
The number of people employed at restaurants and bars went up 0.3% in February from the month before.
A slowdown in construction work has meant an influx of job applicants for back-of-house positions, says restaurant owner Joshua Pollack.
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Some arts nonprofits look to expand their real estate footprint

Mar 8, 2024
Owning their own rehearsal, performance and studio spaces often provides these organizations with a sense of certainty and control.
From left to right, Carma Zisman, Kimi Okada and Brenda Way of the a San Francisco-based dance organization ODC. They're standing at the entrance to ODC's newest building.
Courtesy Greg Meyers

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Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer