What big-box or medium-box stores are most compatible with suburban or small-city downtown areas. We all know of double-decker Targets and such (in the big city) and we all know that any strip center store (from UPS Store to Starbucks) and most restaurants are compatible. But what about the big guys? Do you think they'd be able to fit into the suburban downtown atmosphere? Picture a suburban downtown along a railroad with no condo or office building higher than 15 stories. I think the most successful examples near me include Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Naperville, Highland Park, and Skokie/Evanston.
Here are some that have successfully adapted to suburban downtowns:
Borders/Barnes & Noble
Plus, every strip center store you can think of and some restaurants.
What other stores have and what other stores have the potential to adapt?
Also, what stores do you think would NEVER be able to adapt?
Also, what about the major chain casual sit-down restaurants?
Extremely good examples would be great, if you got 'em.