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Barocco X Nino’s Recipe for Success, Resilience & Local Partnership


“A unique food and beverage collaboration”

This is the phrase Barocco Coffee President Bruno Colozza used to describe Barocco X Nino, a café in Toronto’s Dufferin Grove neighbourhood offering “a full coffee bar experience with a complementary food-hall style offering”.  A product of a partnership between Barocco Coffee and bakery and trattoria Nino D’Aversa, this neighbourhood gem had been in operation a mere five months when the pandemic hit. In this podcast, Bruno talks about how the Barocco X Nino concept was brewed, as well as how this tasty destination had to pivot and remix its approach and offerings in light of COVID-19, from findings new ways grow the business, to changing its menu and merchandise. Bruno likewise touches on the “silver lining” amidst the challenges, including partnering with other local vendors and artisans, a move that has resulted in a coming together, not just of delectable foods and flavours, but of the business community.

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Madeleine Nicholls

Senior Managing Director, Brokerage | Vancouver


Madeleine Nicholls is the Senior Managing Director, Vancouver Brokerage and National Retail Brokerage Lead for Canada. She joined the organization in March 2020, starting her Colliers Leadership career in Toronto before relocating to Vancouver.

With over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, Madeleine has established herself in the industry as an expert and leader. Prior to Colliers, she worked with major landlords across Canada to realize their business goals and properties’ value. She has worked for owners and developers on acquisitions and dispositions, has successfully leased up a variety of mixed-use, retail  and office projects. She also has experience on the brokerage side of the business having represented national tenant expansions across Canada, and has also worked on urban and suburban retail. Madeleine has expertise at all levels of new business development from strategic planning and acquisitions to prospecting, pitching, negotiating offers and leases, and build out of space.  She has exceptional tenant relationship management and knowledge in the redevelopment of properties to maximize value.

Madeleine is a champion and ally of Colliers’ Diversity & Inclusion program, volunteering her time as the Co-Chair for The Colliers’ Women's Network. Her allyship extends further than Colliers, as she actively volunteers her time to speak to student groups, industry events and the media.

Madeleine has dual Canadian-British citizenship, has lived on 3 continents and travelled to 33 countries.

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Zoe Adey-Babinski

Sales Representative

Toronto Downtown

Having started her real estate career during a period of flux, Zoë was quick to adapt to the requirements of the retail market and her clients to deliver unparalleled results during uncertain times. Zoë drives the deal process from the beginning through direct outreach and consistent activity to maintain momentum to the close. With experience in both the urban and suburban markets, Zoë understands the nuances of the deal cycle across a wide range of positions. Having worked with corporate clients, franchisees, new business owners, and private Landlords, Zoë possesses the resourcefulness and adaptability to meet her clients where they need her. As a graduate of Concordia University with a BFA, Zoë’s innate creativity guides her ability to conceptualize client goals and vision for a clear strategy forward. Integrating a deep understanding of the current market, industry relationships, and consumer trends, Zoë is quickly establishing herself as a threat to her competitors and an asset to her clients.

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Accomplishments: GTA Retail Rookie of the Year, 2021

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