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anchor store

A store (usually a major chain store or department store) in a shopping center or mall whose presence attracts business to smaller shops within the center.
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THE planned redevelopment of a tired part of Coventry city centre could include a street food market similar to Digbeth Dining Club - while a flagship anchor store is still on the cards.
Sears, the last original anchor store at Eastview Mall, will be closing.
So mall officials asked the village to alter the plan so they weren't required to fill both vacant anchor stores, a deal the village board accepted.
City Centre Qurum and Carrefour are giving customers an opportunity to win a year's worth of household essentials amounting to OMR 1,000 by just shopping for OMR 20 at any of the anchor stores at the mall.
Landmark will be the mall's sixth anchor store, after Shopwise Supercenter, SaveMore, Robinsons Department Store, Ace Hardware and Handyman.
As well as the two anchor stores, John Lewis and Debenhams, a number of retailers have already signed on the dotted line.
A planned third anchor store is likely to be split into two large shops.
We have always been talking not just to John Lewis but a number of other major anchor stores, and that dialogue will continue.
Do anchor stores affect small, less-known retailers located in the same shopping centres in ways other than in the generation of customer traffic?