By  on October 22, 2019

While waves of closures may seem to paint a dreary picture for physical retail, data from local hub Yelp shows an uptick in business at the front lines of local economies.

The company, whose app acts as a hyperlocal resource hub connecting area businesses to consumers, has been tracking data across 50 regional and major metropolitan areas since 2016. Using Yelp Economic Averages, or YEA, an economic indicator based on Yelp data, it discovered that brick-and-mortar fashion and beauty retail are on the rebound.

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