Liberty Center is a newly opened 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use project in North Cincinnati co-developed by Steiner + Associates and Bucksbaum Retail Properties.

Liberty Center is a newly opened 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use project in North Cincinnati co-developed by Steiner + Associates and Bucksbaum Retail Properties.

When talking about the retail sector, the economy has to be part of the conversation. Trends in retail concepts follow consumer behavior. In 2010, when the recovery began, wealthy consumers were the first to return to the marketplace. Not surprisingly, luxury retail concepts followed these wealthy shoppers.

To appeal to consumers who were experiencing a slower recovery and to address the concerns of consumers who were still budget-conscious coming out of the downturn, discount retailers and off-price concepts also flooded the market at the same time.

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