Aiming to stand out in a world overflowing with retail shops and online competitors, some chains want to become destinations for diners and drinkers, not just shoppers.
The Urban Outfitters here
in Brooklyn, called Space Ninety 8, has two bars — one on the roof and
another on the third floor near the men's department — as well as
an Israeli barbecue restaurant. The store doesn't discourage walking
around the clothing displays with a drink in hand. . . . more