retail: time to close the doors



NYC just passed a bill requiring retail chain stores to close the door if the A/C is on. Seems pretty logical. But if they close their doors, how will they pump the annoying Abercrombie music out onto the streets?

This is an interesting trend in the greening of retail. Architects, retailers and merchandisers should pay attention. Window displays and doors will have to welcome visitors in new ways - while being closed. Maybe doormen will come back. And elevator button dudes. The Greeter industry. Love it.

Photograph of the Kenneth Cole store's (wide open) doors from the NRDC

1 comment:

Unknown said...

There's been a bit of chatter about this on PSFK too.

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