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anchor store

n.
A large store, such as a department store or supermarket, that is prominently located in a shopping mall to attract customers who are then expected to patronize the other shops in the mall.
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Applicant Swansea Council, which has appointed Rivington Land to manage the development the site said in the planning report that it would try to provide an anchor store.
With PUBLIX as an anchor store, this is a well established authorized shipping outlet.
IS the Aldi store to be built on the site of the Billingham Arms the anchor store which was envisioned by the planners as the anchor store designed to restore the fortunes of the Billingham town centre?
Hammerson, a leading European real estate company, has revised heads of terms agreed with John Lewis, the anchor store for the first phase of Eastgate retail development in Leeds.
Of the proposed pounds 200million scheme, he said: "It would be up to the owners and developers to attract big names to the site, but anybody spending that kind of money would want to make certain they would have a major anchor store in place to make it viable.
The city's Summer Row development today took a giant step forward with the news that M&S will be a second anchor store for the scheme, alongside other giant retail chain Debenhams.
A planned third anchor store is likely to be split into two large shops.
The project is in the beginning planning stage, and no tenant leases have been signed yet, but scores of restaurants and shops, a fitness center, a two-story anchor store and 1,000 condominium homes would share the 37 acres.
Expansion of the city centre was dealt a blow yesterday when it was revealed John Lewis is taking the anchor store in Solihull town centre's pounds 90 million Touchwood Court shopping complex.
That is, are consumer images of such smaller retailers developed in part through the phenomenon of image transference, where the image of the anchor store is "transferred" to those small stores with which the consumer has not had previous contact, which are located in the same shopping complex?
The developers don't seem to have a large anchor store yet and this is crucial to the whole development but they don't have to identify this new department store before the planning application is heard.
John Lewis was the main anchor to be signed up for the development, with competition strong for the second anchor store.