Empty big boxes are finding new purposes in Minnesota
(Reprinted from StarTribune Business)
The ubiquitous big-box concept has reached middle age, but many of the stores never had much of a life.
Bankruptcies, downsizing and changing needs among retailers resulted in thousands of closures nationwide. But fortunately, some of these dormant spaces have entered inventive second acts, with Minnesota now home to some of the more unusual examples of big-box reuse.
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