30 Mar '12, 10pm

Thinking inside the big box: Seven brilliant uses for abandoned chain stores [SLIDESHOW]

Thinking inside the big box: Seven brilliant uses for abandoned chain stores [SLIDESHOW]

Ksmart 1/7 credit: Julia Christensen, Big Box Reuse, MIT Press Finding a use for 40,000 to 200,000 square feet of space is one of the biggest challenges of reusing box stores, says Christensen. Here, the community of Lebanon, Mo., turned an old Kmart into a county library, cafe, and Route 66 museum. Not of this Wally World 2/7 credit: Julia Christensen, Big Box Reuse, MIT Press The Calvary Chapel in Pinellas Park, Fla., moved from an abandoned Winn-Dixie grocery store to an old Walmart. Walmart has a history of abandoning stores in favor of locations a stone’s throw away. Walmart won’t sell the empty stores to competitors, so let’s praise Calvary Chapel for finding a use. Borders on thin ice 3/7 credit: Mansfield Crossing The Borders bookstore chain shut down in 2011. This winter in Mansfield, Mass., Mansfield Crossing, the owners of one of the chain’s former buildings, tu...

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