Last month at ICSC Las Vegas, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Ken Caron, Senior Vice President of Commercial Development at Lewis Retail Centers, for an insightful chat about the Lewis pipeline.

Current and Upcoming Projects

The conversation focused on both current and upcoming projects, giving us a glimpse into the exciting future of Lewis developments. Ken highlighted The Collection in Ontario, California, and Town Center at The Preserve in Chino, California, as some of their most recent ventures. These projects promise to be vibrant centers for shopping, dining, and community gathering.

Emerging Trends

Beyond specific projects, Ken offered valuable insights into two key trends shaping the commercial development landscape:

  • The Rise of the Local Brewpub: Many local breweries are expanding beyond their initial locations, opening successful second and third locations. This trend reflects the growing consumer demand for unique and “good food good drink” concepts.
  • App-Only Features in New Buildouts: As technology plays an increasingly central role in our lives, we’re seeing a rise in app-only features integrated into new retail developments. Ken highlights loyalty programs accessed through mobile apps and app-only purchase and pick-up.

Join the Conversation!

We invite you to listen to the full interview because it’s one you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from the Lewis Retail Centers!