Cherry Creek North has seen an increase in pedestrian traffic in the past few months – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado is making its comeback, and Cherry Creek North is the newest area in the Denver metro to see positive changes. Jeannie McFarland Johnson, Director of Marketing and Communications for Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District, shared the data through a Zoom call with Mekialaya White from CBS4.

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“We’re excited to have guests returning to society to support local businesses in our district,” said McFarland Johnson.

Cherry Creek North reported average foot traffic of 14% per month since February. First-quarter store openings hit 12-month highs in Colorado and nationwide, and retail sales are projected to grow 8.2% this year to reach more than $ 4.33 trillion nationwide.

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McFarland Johnson says, as convenient as it is, online shopping is no longer an option.

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“It was really amazing to see. And in our observations and conversations with retailers, we feel that so many members of society really long for personal experiences. Additionally, they crave personalized experiences where they can connect with others and the merchants. It’s very difficult to do online, ”said McFarland Johnson.

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In addition, more Coloradans are venturing back into society.

“I think people are tired of sweating,” she said. “It was nice for a while, but now we’re ready to step up the game, put on a nice outfit and look really good. We have seen significant growth in both the men’s and women’s apparel sectors. And now people shop for special occasions. It is so important that we feel comfortable. It feels good to be able to dress up and step out and feel wonderful in what you are wearing. The stores here in Cherry Creek North really specialize in these types of experiences. ”

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