After reading the list of typical strip mall stores, it made me wonder what stores can be a notable benefit to a downtown. We often hear “downtown needs a ....” and things such as a grocery market, pharmacy, or clothing store often come up.
The walkable community link also had a list of business types it looked for as a quantitative measure to determine walkability of your address. But what business types truly matter to your downtown? How do you attract them into downtown and not the mall, strip mall, lifestyle center, or suburbs.