Brick-and-mortar retail in West Michigan struggles through Q2
Many in the real estate industry would agree that the retail industry has been hit hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being forced to temporarily close their doors
because of stay-at-home orders intended to prevent the spread of the virus, many brick-and-mortar retailers have been forced to permanently close or are simply in survival
mode. Retail businesses have faced declining foot traffic for years, and the pandemic has amplified that struggle with stay-at-home orders and the tightening of consumer spending habits.