The Pulse of a Community
Every year, the average American works 2,080 hours. That’s 140 more hours than 25 years ago, or almost an entire week of our lives. While we spend more time than ever in the office, the gravitational pull to our homes is just as strong—if not stronger—than it ever was. But, even in our homes, life moves fast and connections are made digitally. As our dependence on technology rises, so too does our desire to log off once in a while. Although our time is scarce and precious, we crave human connection and community.
We need a place to slow down, and we need a reason to slow down. Our third places encourage face-to-face human activities and interactions. They are authentic places where a shopper can embrace connectivity with family, friends, community and herself. A first date, a birthday dinner, a trip to the farmers market, a play date with friends, a jog to clear her mind—these are the moments she will embrace and remember at our third places.
A place to truly connect.
EDENS centers are designed to give our communities a place where people can slow down in a convenient, safe, and vibrant atmosphere. Here, shoppers can perform their daily functional retail needs while sharing intimate face-to-face interactions with neighbors. Our centers are friendly, stress-free environments with a unique mix of shopping, dining, and gathering spaces that are just right for their communities. Each center is a neighborhood spot that pulses with life.
So more than ever, we understand our responsibility in building community. It is crucial that we continue to create engaging, spirited shopping experiences to keep shoppers coming back for their daily needs, all while getting what they really need—community connection.
When we create places that connect and inspire people, we build the moments that matter most.