I wonder whether this will happen to our maxi-pads here in Greenwich?


18 Simmons Lane, as envisioned by Olga Korman

18 Simmons Lane, as envisioned by Olga Kogan

Repurposing box stores – fewer people use, or want them, and their owners struggle to figure out what to do with them.

America’s supercenters are dying a slow death.
Huge big-box stores like Wal-Mart Supercenters and Target are being phased out in favor of “some combination of value and convenience,” Goldman Sachs recently wrote.
Populations are flocking to smaller, urban communities over sprawling suburbs. And consumers in their 20s and 30s increasingly prefer small, local shops to big-box retail.
In response to this trend, retailers like Wal-Mart and Whole Foods are building smaller stores. But that solution still leaves empty supercenters.
Many retailers have begun to use stores as e-commerce distribution centers. Wal-Mart and Sears have recently started encouraging customers to pick up pre-ordered merchandise in stores. In some markets, communities are turning deserted stores into public spaces.
The town of McAllen, Texas, turned an old Wal-Mart into an award-winning library.
We already have enough libraries in town, but perhaps senior communes for aging hippies? Nursing homes? Probably not the latter, because Malloy’s Hartford crowd is doing a pretty good job of driving retirees out of state, but there must be some use for our collection 15,000 sq. ft. monuments to bad architecture. Deer hunting clubs?


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  1. très simple: immigration relocation centers!

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