[Tagging] Shop vs amenity

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sun Aug 30 22:51:30 UTC 2015

Here in Nashville, TN, USA, back when the department stores were all 
located in the central business district, they indeed tended to be 
multistory.  Starting in the 1970s, the downtown department stores either 
went out of business or migrated to the suburbs, where land was cheaper, 
and one-to-two-story department stores became the norm. In the last decade, 
downtown living started becoming stylish again, but none of the large 
stores have yet moved downtown.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot 
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On August 27, 2015 4:44:56 PM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> 

> sent from a phone
>> Am 26.08.2015 um 02:09 schrieb Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:
>> The difference between a building used as a supermarket compared to a 
>> department store is the internal fitout, the building remains the same.
> not at all, this might be the case in some areas (that I am not aware of) 
> and edge cases, but the typical supermarket is 1 storey, in huge cases 2 
> (and then one level is typically electronics, or gardening and other 
> non-food articles and tends towards a department store by the selection of 
> products) and doesn't have a representative / expensive outside facade, 
> while department stores tend to have at least 3 floors, typically 4 and 
> more, and do have to have a representative outside, so no, these are not 
> the same kind of buildings.
> Do you have any real example of a supermarket becoming a department store 
> or vice versa?
> cheers
> Martin
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