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emporium

a large and often ostentatious retail shop offering for sale a wide variety of merchandise

emporium

In ancient Roman towns, a large building in which foreign merchandise, imported by sea, was deposited until disposed of to retail dealers.
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They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.
This store in Lahore is 4th emporium of Stile in the country with a plan to open more emporiums by the end of this year in different cities.
LAHORE -- aWith a commitment to the country provide highest quality locally produced tiles and to cater to increasing demand, Shabbir Tiles has announced to invest Rs 1.25 billion in research and production plant," said Masood Jaffery, CEO Stile at the opening ceremony of Lahore emporium. With a commitment to educate the citizens of Lahore and enable them to make informed decisions about tiles selection, Shabbir Tiles and Ceramics (Stile) has expanded its network with opening of Stile emporium in Lahore which is 4th emporium of Stile in the country while it plans to open more emporiums by the end of this year in different cities.
The sector which is more labour-intensive than capital-intensive, is involved in training these artisans, popularizing their craft in both India and abroad and providing a market to them in the form of emporiums such as the one in Srinagar.
With beautiful gowns and flowers, the friendly staff and relaxing surroundings make Curio Bridal Emporium and Florist one of the most highly recommended emporiums in Birmingham.
Sixteen Manhattan-area Food Emporiums will begin cutting fresh certified organic steaks in-house as a value-added program for its customers on November 8.
Sixteen New York City-area Food Emporiums locations will begin cutting fresh certified organic steaks in-house as a value-added program for customers on Thursday.
The formats include Snyders neighborhood stores, larger, lower-price Drug Emporiums and, as of last month, a hybrid.
Troutman Investment also sold the rights to long-term leases for 31 of its 34 stores, including three of the five Emporiums in Lane County.
Complicating matters was the fact that, in lw0addition to the 130 company-owned stores, the retailer had to deal with some 100 franchised Drug Emporiums run by entrepreneurial retailers who often chose to ignore the senior Wilber's formula.
And because Conran's is underneath half the store--Food Emporiums storage room is under the other half--the fixtures couldn't be placed in the floor.
Next weekend, Emporium expects to close its store in Springfield's Gateway Mall, the last of five Emporiums in Lane County.