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March 23, 2005 9:41 PM   Subscribe

Big Box Reuse: How Communities are Re-Using the Big Box. (via, via Planetizen)
posted by shoepal (3 comments total)
That's cool, just as we re-use old factory buildings from the 19th century, the 21st century will see these buildings repurposed in interesting and creative ways.
posted by stbalbach at 8:13 AM on March 24, 2005

I honestly had no idea there were that many empty K-marts and Walmarts in the US. Why do they keep building new ones so?
posted by fshgrl at 8:42 AM on March 24, 2005

To extract money from communities, fshgrl. Then they leave when the local economy has been bludgeoned to death. Oversimplifiied, but accurate. See any of other Walmart thread explosions for further details.
posted by mzurer at 11:33 AM on March 24, 2005

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