Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Shop, Dine, Mies 10 May 2012 No Comments

A few weeks ago I had dinner in a strip mall.  This is something I do occasionally.  Regular readers may recall Two Days in Nevada, in which I recounted having dinner at a Thai restaurant in a strip mall in Las Vegas.  This time I had dinner at a Thai restaurant in a strip mall […]

Mall Walking Part II: Live Work Play 15 May 2009 No Comments

I stopped for lunch in Edwards, Colorado the other day.  I was looking for a decent hamburger; I found the future of America. ____________________ Edwards, on the outskirts of the ski resort of Vail, is not quite a town.  In fact, at first glance, it appears to be little more than a handful of strip […]

Mall Walking, part I 22 April 2009 No Comments

___________ Driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles not long ago I headed inland and stopped off in Fresno.  The state’s fifth largest city had not been on my list of must-see places, but Paul Groth at Berkeley had assured me it was worth the detour in order to walk the Fulton Mall. Fulton Street […]

Wal-Mart Skyline, part II: In the Belly of the Beast 28 March 2009 2 Comments

On reason I journeyed to Bentonville was to visit an old friend who used to live in New York but who came to this small town in northwestern Arkansas a few years back. Since college, I’ve had great affection for Asher Durand’s Kindred Spirits (1849).  An important painting of the Hudson River School and a […]

Wal-Mart Skyline, part I 26 March 2009 No Comments

Though the rapid growth of Las Vegas in the past two decades has transformed the surrounding desert, roughly 50 miles north of the city all that development gives way to a lot of empty land.  It looks that way on the road atlas map and the reality on the highway doesn’t change one’s impression. The […]