Shopping malls in today's society are generally sought after for that last minute birthday gift, a trendy outfit to wear out next weekend, or simply just a hang out for teens and young adults. In Jon Pahl's essay, entitled The Mall as Sacred Space, he conveys a bold opinion about the malls in our country being cathedrals for the new, universal religion of modern America. Although his essay is not entirely exaggerated, several of Pahl's assumptions are distorted. Not only does Pahl make a direct comparison between a religious environment and a shopping mall, but he also suggests a mall can be seen as a facility for religious appeasement and societal disorientation. Pahl's ideas reflect those of Western Maryland College professor, Ira G. Zepp, and mall architect, James Rouse.
Case #1: Peaceful Rest Motor Lodge | | For Triston Knous it has been a hard task of growing his business past the point of the initial startup stage. A lack of marketing has led him make a decision which could have long-term implications. He can either make minor changes in the way he operates the motel or he can give up his independence and become a nationally recognized chain. Tristan must weigh his options and make a decision that will change how he runs his hotel for good. Critical Issues E-commerce: Tristan needs to be able to get his customers to book directly through an e-commerce page.
Footlocker is the most famous athletic shoe store on the planet. For my paper I wanted to see if the company reached their notoriety by providing the best possible retail experience to customers. Finish Line is another well known shoe store with less market share but I was curious to see if the retail practices that they implemented could match up or even surpass those of Footlocker. I took a more experimental approach to the assignment because I was in the market for a new pair of basketball shoes. At both stores I looked around for a couple minutes and observed the environment and then asked to try a pair of basketball shoes on in my size to see how the employees interacted with customers.
In “The Mall as Refuge”, sociologist George Lewis considers the distinction between manufactured communities and people's actual socializing behavior. Today’s shopping centers have become about much more than just shopping. They host restaurants, arcades, movie theatres, and even professional services like legal, medical or optical aid. The mall is set up to be a comfortable and well equipped place for shoppers; it creates an illusion of a community. Ironically, in the illusion of a community, small communities have actually arisen.
Don't forget shopping. On your doorstep will be your favorite boutique shops and major department stores. For many people, the urban center is where their work is situated. If you are among them, imagine being able to walk or take a short train or bus ride to your work each day. No more time spent commuting from the suburbs, sitting in traffic jams and breathing in the fumes.
Another point is that these malls provide many cafes, restaurants and recreation activities in the same area. This is also time-saving for the inhabitants of Istanbul, who suffer from huge traffic problems. Also, parking spaces increase the appeal of megamalls because parking in Istanbul is a serious problem. Therefore, it can be clearly seen that American style shopping centers benefit the inhabitants of Istanbul in that they incorporate and meet
What unique angle can you present on this topic? (Consider what is new about the topic or what unique perspective can be shared about this topic.) Smart opened a salon on Main Street in the Westside neighborhood of Springfield in 1986. Recently, due to a boom in the real estate market by young professionals, the landlord of the salon has nearly doubled Smart’s rent. Many new chain stores, restaurants, and coffee shops are lining up to pay the increased rent, but Smart can no longer afford to stay in business on Main Street.
Profile Process Piece: Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation Week 1 Assignment Please answer the following questions in complete sentences and paragraph format. Although this is not a formal essay assignment, please note that proper spelling, grammar, and sentence structure are required. This week’s lecture and chapters 2 and 3 in your text will help you work through some of the terms within the rhetorical situation. Defining Topic, Angle, and Purpose 1. What is your chosen topic (e.g., a profile of Barb Collins, a volunteer at the local homeless shelter; a profile of Shipwreck Days, a citywide flea market and festival; a profile of Burdick’s Grocery, the oldest family-owned business in town)?
Barnes and Noble - books, eToys - Toys, Home Depot - Tools. • Customers need to return products through third parry delivery services, even for ToysRUs merchandise • No telephone support Opportunities • Opportunity to establish itself as a global mass merchant leader in the online shopping arena • Building community events around the brand would help create brand affinity as well as loyalty • Establish 24x7 hour telephone support for customers and order processing • Frequent shopper discounts will increase
Since the opening in 1992, technologies have greatly improved and the Mall of America has strived to grow and adapt to changes while still continuing to provide quality services yearly. Shopping Mall experiences can sometimes be very tedious and sometimes one only go to the mall unless the absolutely have to go. With online retail proving free shipping and the comfort, privacy and convenience of shopping in one’s home, Mall of America provided different attractions such as amusement parks that motivate old shoppers to return and new shoppers curious to simply experience what the mall have to offer. They continue to provide tradition anchor stores such as Macys, Sears, Bloomingdales and JC Penny’s. (a) What criteria should Mall of America use in adding new facilities to its