Does it deserve one?
This is the model for the new Whole Foods stores. It’s built on the food court idea, much like an Eataly or Grand Central.
The floorplan at Bryant Park is similar to that projected for Talaria. It’s smaller than most, and multilevel. Instead of rows of staples, there are little alcoves here and there devoted to the specific product types.
A heavy emphasis too on prepared foods, and with a centralized ordering scheme built around small computer terminals.
And of course, the now famous,
Don’t laugh — it’s actually a good idea. Although he doesn’t ever appear to be very busy.
Now, is anyone going to be making this kind of effort for Burbank? Is anyone going to demand it?
If not, then why do it at all.