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'Everything in the house is from Ikea. Including my husband, Dave.'
The Coffee Shop Vats of New Jersey
Tags:coffee shop, coffee shops, nibble, nibbles, bite to eat, bites to eat, salad, salads, potato salad, potato salads, macaroni salad, macaroni salads, tuna salad, tuna salads, chicken salad, chicken salads, food option, food options, supplier, suppliers, rice pudding, rice puddings, soup du jour, soup, soups, soup and salad, regional supplier, regional suppliers, chain, chains, chain store, chain stores, new jersey
The Crushing of Independent Bookstores.
"Not everyone gets a coffee store chain named after him, eh, 'Ishmael'?"
'That's right...nothing but big chain...'
"Keep your eyes open for one of those little stores that don't exist anymore."
Tags:high street, the high street, high streets, bankrupt, bankruptcy, going bankrupt, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, independent, independents, independent store, independents stores, economic crisis, financial crisis, economic crash, recession, the recession, drive, driving, driver, drivers, the death of the high street, gentrification, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, chain store, chain stores
'If we let this happen, soon we'll be swamped in chain stores.'
"Stupid big chains..."
'I'd heard that they like to source their food locally'
Bob's Big and Tall and Absurd.
"I hear it's going to be a Walmart."
Sign: 'Welcome to Fernbanks. Beneath our quaint Norman Rockwell-ish exterior beats a big-box chain store heart, ready to sell out at the drop of a hat.'
'We're really just a mom and pop store...if mom and pop had 600,000 employees.'
'We need to shop local. What big box chain store is closest?'
'I declare this chain of retail shops closed.'
"They've done a great job bringing the neighborhood back to life! It used to be old chain stores with rude clerks and generic merchandise."
Tags:baldo, gentrification, gentrify, gentrifies, gentrifying, latin community, latin communities, latino community, latino communities, chain store, chain stores, chain, chains, retail store, retail stores, neighborhood restoration, neighborhood restorations, rude clerk, rude clerks, community, communities, revitalization
"You guys are busy. I had to park across the street."
'Now think on . . . no asking for directions!'
A Specialty Bookstore Chain that Failed, 'Untitled Books.'
'When I got in line, this was a bank. And now it's a STARBUCKS?'
'If you're having trouble finding what you want, try our other store--'Cabernet Sauvignons Starting with the Letter B'.'
"If we pool our stuff, we can open a chain of toy stores."
Food Chain: Online Retail, Big Box Stores, Chain Stores, Mom & Pop Stores.
Tags:online retailing, brick & mortar, store, stores, retailer, retailers, online business, online businesses, online retailer, online retailers, high street, mom and pop stores, competitive market, competitive markets, chain store, chain stores, megastore, superstore, superstores, competition, disappearing high streets, small business, small businesses
"Look, they those here too."
Tags:coffee chain, coffee chains, coffee shop, coffee shops, wifi, wi-fi, wireless, free wifi, free wi-fi, internet connection, internet connections, sci-fi, sci fi, science fiction, science-fiction, international business, alien, aliens, big business, big business, chain store, chain stores, chain shop, chain shops