Splatter Room guest Abigail creates a painting at Parker’s former location in downtown Plano. (Courtesy Pipe & Palette)
“Our plan completely changed,” Elsayed said. “In the beginning, it was a challenge.”
COVID-19 caused “the biggest disruption of retail” the Dallas-Fort Worth market has seen in the last 30 years, said Bob Young, executive director of real estate services firm Weitzman, during a Jan. 14 event. In Plano, about 5.4 million square feet of retail space was vacant at the end of 2020 compared to 3.7 million square feet a year prior.
Despite these challenges, many small…