Staying Ahead of Trends: Jamie Grofik, GM of Coconut Point Mall
Lately in business circles, the conventional wisdom has declared that the shopping mall is done, dead, deleted by the ease of quick click buying and to-your-door delivery.
Well, hold up a minute.
Here in Bonita Springs, retail keeps moving forward at Coconut Point Mall, led by general manager Jamie Grofik, my guest for this episode.
I caught up with Jamie in her offices on one of the outdoor mall’s side streets. Jamie’s led Coconut Point for ten years, and has been in retail a total of 30 years with Coconut Point’s owner, the worldwide Simon Property Group.
She manages the 102 acre property with over 140 store tenants—and, her job comes with a golf cart. What’s not to like?
If you’ve been curious about the future of retail in Southwest Florida, you’ll definitely want to listen to my interview with Jamie right now.
- Coconut Point Mall
- Store directory
- Careers at Coconut Point & its owner Simon Property Group
- Article on Gen Z and their shopping habits (referred to in the interview)
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26381 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 136
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
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