the city I work for is working on some urban design issues and we are defining uses and the differences between Primary and Secondary retail uses. This is what we have come up with:
1. Retail – Retail is an inclusive phrase covering a wide range of possibilities. In particular, it may include consumer goods (general merchandise, apparel, furnishings, etc.), personal business services, professional offices, restaurants, grocery stores, hotel, theater, etc. To clarify slightly without overly regulating for specific uses, retail may be classified into primary and secondary categories, whereby designated staff may determine whether future unspecified uses fall into either category.
a. Primary retail uses – These retail uses often provide entertainment or leisure activities, promote high walk-in customer counts, or are shopping destinations.
b. Secondary Retail uses – These retail uses provide personal or business services (i.e. “destination retail”).
The main disagreement in the office is over how both primary and secondary retail can be destination retail. So what would you say is destination retail? An anchor tenant or specialized retailer. Examples will help.
Thanks for the help