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June 28, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Business juxtaposition

CloseNot necessarily broken, but Rick Unger points out a strange sight - the organic butcher is right next door to a memorial shop. Could either business find a more appropriate neighbor to locate next to?


that's gross and weird

Posted by: abcdario at June 28, 2006 12:08 AM

Bridal memorials??????? Isn't that a little morbid and/or pessimistic? Also, what is the "more", unnatural meats?

Posted by: ccmushroom at June 28, 2006 12:09 AM

"frigs"? is that somebody's name?

Posted by: gmangw at June 28, 2006 12:20 AM

That's BARDAL Memorial, not BRIDAL. XD.

Posted by: Mnok at June 28, 2006 12:48 AM

Somewhere where I used drive by regularly some years a go is a funeral parlor next to an ambulance service. Maybe an idea for that building here if there's an empty shop...

Posted by: Andreas at June 28, 2006 04:04 AM

How about a bridal shop next to a gun shop? (Not that I know where there is such an arrangement, but it would be truly funny)

Posted by: Glenn Lasher at June 28, 2006 06:54 AM

two people who making a living from death (and life).

What would be perfect would be Mother & Baby shop, next to a bridal shop that itself is next to an undertaker,

Hatch, Match & Dispatch.

Posted by: pi at June 28, 2006 07:03 AM

What bridal shop? I don't see a bridal shop.

Posted by: lefty-chef at June 28, 2006 08:28 AM

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd... Wait, he was the barber who slit his customer's throats and sold their carcasses to the meat pie shop below him. My bad.

Posted by: Fayth at June 28, 2006 09:36 AM

I like that it's "Meats and MORE." What's the "MORE?"

Posted by: ambrocked at June 28, 2006 10:19 AM

_@_v - one of the cemetaries in our town has as its next-door neighbours a supermarket and a hospital. they get you coming and going i guess...

Posted by: shesnailie_@_v at June 28, 2006 11:06 AM

The "More" means that they also sell side dishes, utensils, etc...

As far as the words "Bardal" and "Frigs" I am pretty sure that they are names.

Is that really a funeral home, or do they just sell memorial plaques and similar items. A funeral home in a strip mall would be very broken from my point of view, regardless of it's neighbour.

Posted by: Sean P at June 28, 2006 11:25 AM

"Could either business find a more appropriate neighbor to locate next to?"

If, for no other reason than that they could to put an end to people walking in off the street and making the same tired quip.

"Hey, I see you're next to a funeral home. Is your meat fresh? ha ha"

"Hey, I see a meat shop next door, I'm not buying any meat there ha ha"

Yeah pal, that's the first time I've heard that joke ... TODAY.

Posted by: Dave Collins at June 28, 2006 12:01 PM

In Texas in one small town there is a "Bank and Gun Shop" not just next door but in the same building.

All the clerks/tellers are packin' heat. They never get robbed.

Posted by: Erich at June 28, 2006 12:30 PM



Posted by: Another guy named Alex B at June 28, 2006 01:07 PM

Adding ' &MORE' to a sign for any business is kind of odd. Basically, you can sell anything you want. I'd open a store called "GADGETS & MORE"; Who can tell what the heck is in there?

Anyway, this is not broken, because each business might in fact be serving very good customer experience. This is one thing outside of each owners control.

Posted by: Clark Kent at June 28, 2006 03:51 PM

I remember driving by a little shop in rural Virginia about 40 miles south of D.C. They had a big sign over the front door advertising "Live Bait and Ice Cream". I REALLY hope these people had two coolers.

Posted by: Gone Fishin' at June 28, 2006 06:21 PM

The local mall has a pet store right in the food court. Not only is that something you don't want to think about, but it makes me wonder why the health dept. doesn't have a problem with that.

Posted by: Alex B at June 28, 2006 07:29 PM

You beat me to it. There's another example of exactly the same juxtaposition here in N.Lancashire, UK, which I keep meaning to mention in my blog. The difference is that it's a funeral director next door to a 'family butcher', which is itself a compelling thought.

Posted by: NRT at June 29, 2006 10:55 AM

reminds me of the time in high school when two non-profit organizations came for donations and set up tables right next to each other. One was to find a solution to world hunger and the one next to it was solving the problem of millions of stray pets...

Posted by: realsaddam at July 3, 2006 12:59 PM

Remember the saying, "More is better"?

Posted by: Matt at July 6, 2006 09:25 PM

Restaurant owner to pet store owner:

"I didn't need those pet registration forms."

Posted by: Sean at August 4, 2006 08:10 AM

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