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|Noun||1.||mercantile establishment - a place of business for retailing goods|
country store, general store, trading post - a retail store serving a sparsely populated region; usually stocked with a wide variety of merchandise
department store, emporium - a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise; commonly part of a retail chain
discount house, discount store, discounter, wholesale house - a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
market place, mart, marketplace, market - an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
business establishment, place of business - an establishment (a factory or an assembly plant or retail store or warehouse etc.) where business is conducted, goods are made or stored or processed or where services are rendered
shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall, mall, plaza, center - mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
strip mall - a mercantile establishment consisting of a row of various stores and business and restaurants along a road or busy street; usually opening on a parking lot