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"This is going to sound wild to anyone who lives in the US, but for any two-story rowhouse in Tokyo, the owner can by right operate a bar, a restaurant, a boutique, a small workshop on the ground floor — even in the most residential zoned sections of the city. That means you have an incredible supply of potential microspaces."

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

Via: kevinlynagh.com/newsletter/202

Pretty much everywhere I've ever lived in the US ended up looking like:

[Beautiful spokesmodel with big smile awkwardly gesturing at repulsive view of wide streets crammed with cars and giant ugly signs]: "Come down town where you can sample a selection of our finest national brands!"

@cstanhope
But brands == prosperity :plead:
If you don't have colourful branded goods and services, are you even alive? /s

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