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Postby Travailes » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 8:17 am

You have to admire the balls of the authorities here. Now legislating on the size of shops. Customers aren't bothered as prices tend to be cheaper as rents are lower. New retailers / entrepreneurs can afford to set up. Smaller shops tend to be more individual and break the 'globalisation' of the street scene. I smell something rotten here !
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Re: Shop Size

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 8:55 am

Travailes wrote:You have to admire the balls of the authorities here. Now legislating on the size of shops. Customers aren't bothered as prices tend to be cheaper as rents are lower. New retailers / entrepreneurs can afford to set up. Smaller shops tend to be more individual and break the 'globalisation' of the street scene. I smell something rotten here !


Some kind of background or link on this? I'm not really sure what you're discussing here.

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Re: Shop Size

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 9:32 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Travailes wrote:You have to admire the balls of the authorities here. Now legislating on the size of shops. Customers aren't bothered as prices tend to be cheaper as rents are lower. New retailers / entrepreneurs can afford to set up. Smaller shops tend to be more individual and break the 'globalisation' of the street scene. I smell something rotten here !


Some kind of background or link on this? I'm not really sure what you're discussing here.


http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ne ... ebox-shops

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 9:36 am

Couple of other interesting stories/analysis' in the Today paper today as well:

http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/m ... -all-boats

http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/i ... lost-cause

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Re: Shop Size

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 27 Mar 2013 9:45 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Travailes wrote:You have to admire the balls of the authorities here. Now legislating on the size of shops. Customers aren't bothered as prices tend to be cheaper as rents are lower. New retailers / entrepreneurs can afford to set up. Smaller shops tend to be more individual and break the 'globalisation' of the street scene. I smell something rotten here !


Some kind of background or link on this? I'm not really sure what you're discussing here.


http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ne ... ebox-shops


Ok, that does help, and puts OP's rant into context.

I do appreciate the minimum width for walkways requirements. While I agree with the government that an entire mall of shoebox stores is probably not sustainable, and will turn into a retail ghetto or ghost-town, I don't think they should legislate it like this. Just my opinion.


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