downtown worksretail consultants to large urban markets, small downtown districts,

and private developers in cities across the U.S.

      think of those scary days when I thought, ‘how can we afford this?’  It was undoubtedly one of the best investments we have ever made.

—Haddonfield Mayor Tish Colombi, remarking on having engaged Downtown Works to develop and implement a strategy for her downtown



    Happenings with downtown works projects and other news...

Oct 2016—Stocklist Goods & Gifts opens on Tacoma's Pac Ave.

April 2016—Puget Sound Biz Journal "e-tail" story features Downtown Works founder Midge McCauley.

Sept 2015—Skull's Rainbow Room expands in Downtown Nashville.

July 2015—New vibrancy on Tacoma's Pac Ave.

May 2015—Learn about Downtown Iowa City's new retail program.

Mar 2015—Portland's Voodoo Doughnut to open shop on Austin's East Sixth Street.

Sept 2014—Elemental to open on Pac Ave in downtown Tacoma.

Aug 2014—London Plane in Seattle’s Pioneer Square nominated to Bon Appetit’s “Best New Restaurants 2014” list.

Dec 2013—Urban Outfitters and Swedish clothing company Acne open in Downtown LA.

Sept 2013—The New York Times features Bar Sajor, launched early this year in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

July 2013—"Creative reuse center" Tinkertopia opens on Tacoma's Pac Ave.

June 2013—the Downtown Seattle Association engages downtown works for Pike-Pine corridor strategy.

June 2013—Frothy Monkey soon to open in downtown Nashville.

Feb 2013—A dozen new shops + eateries opening in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. 

Oct 2012 - Climbing gym and outdoor retailer coming to downtown Chattanooga.

July 2012—Chestnut Hill named best main street shopping by Philadelphia Magazine.

April 2012—Apparel store Muse opens in downtown Nashville.

Mar 2012—Optical boutique the Eyeshop opens in downtown Clearwater.

Mar 2012— highlights thriving businesses in Downtown Carlisle.

east coast office

8238 Germantown Avenue  

Philadelphia, PA 19118

Ph. (267)549-7528

west coast office

521 Stadium Place S. Suite 2316

Seattle, WA  98104

Ph. (206)708-1640

Midge McCauley, Principal

Kelly Kost, Retail Strategist