Monday, January 19, 2009
More Right-Size Shops
Here's a coffeeshop under flats, and a neighborhood-sized hardware store. Notice in both they use outdoor space in front for a variety of purposes: more sales space, advertising, a place for customers to sit, park their bike, and their dog.
On a sunny day work can be done outside, providing opportunities for people to bump into one another. This is an outdoor eating space outside his restaurant.
Here the owner is providing food and water for canine passersby
After a Trader Joe's the number one most requested retail establishment in Newport Hills is a small hardware store/garden center. Not surprisingly also high on the list is, a "meals-to-go" place for busy families and a bakery/coffee shop for telecommuters who need to get out of the house every once in a while.