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Old 10-05-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and in process of trying to figure out where to move my small upscale gift store. I'm currently in a small, somewhat economically depressed Sunbelt suburb and while it has been a good place to get started it's certainly not sustainable over the long haul. I'd prefer to be in the Eastern US and more specifically the Southeast US. Ideally I'm looking for a pedestrian-oriented shopping district where there is a decent amount of foot traffic during normal business hours and not restricted seasonally. Tourist areas are fine though not my first choice and would need a place where there is a decent percentage of individuals with a disposable income. Thanks in advance for all of your suggestions!
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami Beach. Lincoln Road is the heart of the city and is alive day and night and night and day.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Downtown Asheville comes to mind, or maybe a busy college town like Chapel Hill or Charlottesville.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Probably Atlanta or Miami...
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Savannah?
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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I agree with major college towns, as they will have activity throughout the day and night.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Richmond, VA may be worth a look. Very historic, walkable city. Also, as a state capital, you're always going to have a steady stream of activity of people earning decent salaries.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:54 AM
 
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The OP says they own a "upscale gift store" so why would they move it to a college town where most students budget usually consists of Ramen noodles and beer?
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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Some university towns attract more than students and have a fairly high average household income due to research/biomedical companies and other industry drawn to town because of the university. Places like Chapel Hill, Charlottesville, Ann Arbor and Athens are good examples of that.
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