The Person behind One of the Most Mind-Blowing Re-inventions of Mall Spaces

Cause looking for an escape for daughter and oneself, Maria Vogelei started Nook. Surprisingly, Nook and her friend, Co-Founder Sy Yang, have created one of the most innovative and successful re-inventions of mall spaces.

In this conversation, Maria Vogelei, co-founder of Nook, will make their difficulties and challenge clear through the following elements:

  • The way to take her concept from one Nook location in Arlington, VA to four in just a couple of years
  • How to establish careers in retail?
  • How to change the look and feel of future retail spaces?


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Maria Vogelei

Co-founder of Nook

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