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    Cyburbian Big Owl's avatar
    Jun 2004
    near the edge

    The size of the typical "______" store

    I am compiling a list of retail stores and what there typical size is (if there is such a thing) for reference.

    I know that Food Lion around these parts uses a 28,000 sq ft, a 35,000 sq ft, and a 42,000sq prototype or was the last time I dealt with them.

    New Wal-Mart Super Centers in these parts are around 200,000 sq ft; I am interested to see what variation there is out there.

    If you have any others, please post them.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Sep 2001
    skating on thin ice
    A Canadian standard for "normal" walmarts is 110 000 ft with a design element that would typically allows expansion to 135 000.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    Cyburbian Random Traffic Guy's avatar
    Jul 2005
    Lone Star State
    Averages we use, either averages of existing sites or averages of plans we see.
    Super Wal-Mart avg 187ksf, probably 200 desired these days. Wal-Mart avg 98ksf.
    Super Target 175ksf, Target 120ksf
    Costco avs 139ksf, Sams Club 127ksf
    Lowe's 115ksf, Home Depot 120ksf
    generic supermarket avg 54ksf, growing
    convenience store ave 3.2ksf
    Walgreens Pharmacy 15ksf
    Olive Garden 8ksf, other chains 5ksf
    McDonalds 3.5ksf, others 3ksf
    Circuit City 33ksf, Best buy 45ksf
    Petsmart 19-27ksf
    Office Depot/Staples 25ksf
    Barnes & Noble 30ksf
    Gap 7ksf, Old Navy 15ksf

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    Cyburbian TOFB's avatar
    Jan 2006
    Loma Linda's
    Wal-Mart's desired superstore size in most metropolitan markets is 204,000 square feet .

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          quink's avatar
    Apr 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Quote Originally posted by TOFB
    Wal-Mart's desired superstore size in most metropolitan markets is 204,000 square feet .
    That's about the size of St. Peter's Basilica. 60'000 people could fit in there. It's the 2nd largest church in Christianity.

    But a box-mart is just so much more insignificant.

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