Wal-Mart Begins Adapting To Communities

Large retailers -- and notably Wal-Mart -- are increasingly adapting to the design sensibilities in local communities.
November 3, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In Palm Bay, shoppers instead will be treated to a 205,000-square-foot store with a Florida vernacular facade, complete with faux roof and collapsible shutters... Wal-Mart isn't alone in adapting its exterior architecture to to meeting the desires of communities. Slowly, a number of the nation's leading retailers and developers are coming around to the fact -- albeit, forced in some cases -- that cookie-cutter designs must bear more than a hint of local desires."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Saturday, October 30, 2004 in Florida Trend
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