Author Topic: Nine stories not enough, city planners approve four more at "Target" building  (Read 8826 times)

Offline Ecrivain

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Bring on Target! The sooner the better.

Offline abcdefghijk

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If people don't want a Target they won't shop there.

And Target will shut.

It's that simple.

Disallowing the option of making the choice is not free enterprise.

The other businesses will have competition. And THEY SHOULD RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

There are places around the world where Starbucks set up shop and FAILED because cafes/businesses in those countries competed with Starbucks coffee/premises and sold a better product and superior customer experience.

It's business. I look forward to seeing how the other businesses LIFT THEIR GAME.

Maybe they can add a mariachi band!  Maybe they can offer Hispanic cooking demonstrations! Perhaps they can present Latino celebrities instore. There are literally hundreds of ideas of how to compete and win the loyalty of neighborhood customers. 

Fear of competition is a cowardly reason to ban anything.

« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 09:26:20 AM by abcdefghijk »

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If people don't want a Target they won't shop there.

And Target will shut.

It's that simple.

Disallowing the option of making the choice is not free enterprise.

The other businesses will have competition. And THEY SHOULD RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

There are places around the world where Starbucks set up shop and FAILED because cafes/businesses in those countries competed with Starbucks coffee/premises and sold a better product and superior customer experience.

It's business. I look forward to seeing how the other businesses LIFT THEIR GAME.

Maybe they can add a mariachi band!  Maybe they can offer Hispanic cooking demonstrations! Perhaps they can present Latino celebrities instore. There are literally hundreds of ideas of how to compete and win the loyalty of neighborhood customers. 

Fear of competition is a cowardly reason to ban anything.




It's not THAT simple actually. The format is set up so the bigger companies succeed. Rents are so high that an individual owner cannot last a year of losses. Target and Starbucks will always be able to withstand that pressure. Also, the marketing for these big businesses reaches so many more people - so yes they will get more business because of that. Yes, people choose to shop there but we are the ones that lose out because of it. Maybe we can choose what we want in our neighborhood. Maybe we should do whatever we can so that our neighbors are the ones making money - and not the minimum wage that just keeps people docile. We have so many stores here and you can get almost anything online too - I'd rather not have companies here that exist in every other town in the US. Anyways, just buy your crap from target.com if you need to - stay home and you don't even gotta put on pants.

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If people don't want a Target they won't shop there.

And Target will shut.

It's that simple.

Disallowing the option of making the choice is not free enterprise.

The other businesses will have competition. And THEY SHOULD RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

There are places around the world where Starbucks set up shop and FAILED because cafes/businesses in those countries competed with Starbucks coffee/premises and sold a better product and superior customer experience.

It's business. I look forward to seeing how the other businesses LIFT THEIR GAME.

Maybe they can add a mariachi band!  Maybe they can offer Hispanic cooking demonstrations! Perhaps they can present Latino celebrities instore. There are literally hundreds of ideas of how to compete and win the loyalty of neighborhood customers. 

Fear of competition is a cowardly reason to ban anything.




It's not THAT simple actually. The format is set up so the bigger companies succeed. Rents are so high that an individual owner cannot last a year of losses. Target and Starbucks will always be able to withstand that pressure. Also, the marketing for these big businesses reaches so many more people - so yes they will get more business because of that. Yes, people choose to shop there but we are the ones that lose out because of it. Maybe we can choose what we want in our neighborhood. Maybe we should do whatever we can so that our neighbors are the ones making money - and not the minimum wage that just keeps people docile. We have so many stores here and you can get almost anything online too - I'd rather not have companies here that exist in every other town in the US. Anyways, just buy your crap from target.com if you need to - stay home and you don't even gotta put on pants.

The trouble with your logic is that it is YOU selecting who can open in this neighborhood. And who can't. Alas, that logic comes from a sort of arrogance. One that seems to think YOU know what's best. Rather than a free market.

Take note. With all the money and resources Starbucks has... yet still it failed in certain countries/markets. (And not by being banned from opening!)
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If people don't want a Target they won't shop there.

And Target will shut.

It's that simple.

Disallowing the option of making the choice is not free enterprise.

The other businesses will have competition. And THEY SHOULD RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

There are places around the world where Starbucks set up shop and FAILED because cafes/businesses in those countries competed with Starbucks coffee/premises and sold a better product and superior customer experience.

It's business. I look forward to seeing how the other businesses LIFT THEIR GAME.

Maybe they can add a mariachi band!  Maybe they can offer Hispanic cooking demonstrations! Perhaps they can present Latino celebrities instore. There are literally hundreds of ideas of how to compete and win the loyalty of neighborhood customers. 

Fear of competition is a cowardly reason to ban anything.




It's not THAT simple actually. The format is set up so the bigger companies succeed. Rents are so high that an individual owner cannot last a year of losses. Target and Starbucks will always be able to withstand that pressure. Also, the marketing for these big businesses reaches so many more people - so yes they will get more business because of that. Yes, people choose to shop there but we are the ones that lose out because of it. Maybe we can choose what we want in our neighborhood. Maybe we should do whatever we can so that our neighbors are the ones making money - and not the minimum wage that just keeps people docile. We have so many stores here and you can get almost anything online too - I'd rather not have companies here that exist in every other town in the US. Anyways, just buy your crap from target.com if you need to - stay home and you don't even gotta put on pants.

That’s sounds dangerous, that type of thinking. Who gets to decide who can open businesses in JH? What’s next?,  people will decide who is allowed and who’s not allowed to live in JH?

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then again, people *have* frequently come on here to suggest that commercial landlords need to be investigated for favoring people of their own ethnic groups, and to suggest we "need to do something" to stop the opening of more pharmacies/phone stores. also a dangerous concept.

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