I'm not sure how it worked/works in a 'planned economy' or was 50 or so years ago but in the post manufacturing South East of the UK there's generally a sort of turbulence in the shopping districts of towns and cities.
|Bill's it's certainly not out on it's own (or by itself )|
The sector that has the greatest churn is probably the restaurant and café traders (less so until recently the public house which would often trade with the same name for 100+ years) - while this is perhaps difficult for those working in the sector it does often mean that those not tuned to the customer requirements are replaced by a new entrant keen to satisfy demand.
The problem comes when market conditions mean that only chains or heavily financed new entrants can afford the sort of site that will deliver sufficient covers to create a business that can survive.
|I like the signage too.|
On Sunday I had a coffee and a croissant with a friend at Electric Coffee Co, it's not part of a chain and works hard against the 'big boys'
Needless to say they too are operating with a business model that offers little mercy to an outlet that is not meeting expectations and has many fixed overheads to meet regardless of the number of customers or time of year.
this one seemed to say something about my year long 'Red' project..
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