How someplace seems due to the physical atmosphere. It really is meant to make clients come again.
1923, a reborrowing of this French as a type of atmosphere, found in art writing as a term definition "atmospheric aftereffect of an arrangement" (see background).
Look and feel of a place (mall, restaurant, tourist destination, etc.) that evokes a distinctive atmosphere or feeling and helps it be 'sticky' (compels people to come and stay around).
a certain environment or surrounding influence
- the atmosphere of a breeding ground
- state of mind [atmosphere]