The Wal-Mart plague
Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:06 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 08:13 AM
Interesting times for those of us who map the suburbs... coming soon, a raft of abandoned big-box establishments:
Within a few months, more than one-eighth of the country's retail space will be sitting vacant, according to some estimates. That's about 1.4 billion square feet, or 50 square miles, of empty store space, ringed by roughly 150 square miles of useless parking lot.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:27 AM
OK sorry... bad line.
Seriously, this goes to show you what happens when you become too successful.
I too would love to see a map of all the empty big box stores too. Be kinda neat to see them become parks or other outdoor use places.. but wishful thinking I guess.
Engineers build things,
and Cartographers tell them where to go.
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