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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 is Managing Director of the GTA and joined Colliers in March 2020. Prior to that she worked at Dream and lead the National Retail Division, and prior to that worked  with several major Landlords across Canada, as well as in brokerage. Madeleine is a global citizen having lived on 3 continents and  traveled to over 30 countries, and with this Madeleine looks to bring the best in class worldwide examples to our practice. 

Madeleine has extensive experience working on some of the pre-eminent developments in Canada.  She has successfully leased up of a variety of mixed use and retail projects ranging in size from urban retail to 73 acre retail/office/residential mixed use developments.  She has exceptional tenant relationship management and expertise in redevelopment of properties to maximize value.

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.  Innovative business developer, team leader and mentor with proven ability to inspire and achieve results by creating a collaborative and streamlined environment focused on delivering superb results.  Madeleine has deep connections in the real estate industry and a passion to deliver results that exceed expectations.

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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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