By Todd Schafer, Dawda Mann
While a post-mortem about the impact on any element of the economy resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly premature, several long-term changes influencing retail and restaurant real estate leasing seem especially likely. In addition to having to address changing operations to more safely accommodate customers (i.e., by altering layouts, providing outdoor dining, adding exterior pickup of goods and foods, etc.), retailers and restauranteurs alike are paying greater attention to the terms of their leases, including clauses that might have typically been considered mundane or boilerplate.
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