I was thinking the exact same thing when I walked by Eighth Avenue Place the other day. No signs to speak of and almost completely tinted windows on the podium. I wouldn't be able to tell walking past it there is any retail in the building. Hardly inviting especially when considering what it replaced:Ive been meaning to bring this topic up on general discussions but Ive found the perfect example right here. What I have a big issue is with the amount of tint used on windows and doors on ground retail, especially with new towers like this. For example, the amount of tint/glare on the Pango shop is decent and I believe it shouldn't go up any further from that point. I know retailers have security concerns but it took me a while to notice that the majority of retailers on ground level in European cities avoid aggressive tint or if any at all, i'm not sure if they have specific bylaws. Im starting to think it plays a crucial part in pedestrian traffic on sidewalks. It allows casual pedestrians to walk around and window shop. Especially for something like the Barber Culture shop, Id think twice before walking in not knowing how many people are waiting in line or which barbers are working today. That level of tint creates such a cold environment for pedestrians. I think it is a topic that requires a thoughtful engagement on by the City, maybe implementing something close to a zero tint policy on main streets for ground level retail.