David Guterson’s, Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: One Week at the Mall of America, offers a commentary revolving around modern American malls and their effects on society. Guterson claims that while American malls offer a look into American culture, they have altered society to become more shallow and materialistic through his observations of the Mall of America. Guterson also predicts that in future times, the traditional marketplace will be replaced by the desolate megamalls of tomorrow. Guterson asserts that while malls provide a window into American culture, what he observes is cause for alarm. Every year, Americans spend their hard earned money in malls. Sales for the Mall of America jumped from 650 million dollars in 1993, to 1 billion
Ever wonder what your favorite mall will look like if it was replaced by an empty lot? How would you feel? Approximately 60 years ago when shopping malls were first built, it was expected to be “the gleaming symbols of America’s future.” Shopping malls were created to lure customers from the city into the suburbs; thus allowing shopping be done under one roof.
The mall in this book is much larger than the mall in my town. “From there it was a quick jog around the central fountain to the elevators up to the third floor, which contains a multiplex theater, giant bookstore, bowling alley, ice-skating rink, and sit-down
Through his piece “Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: the Mall of America.” David Guterson shares his experience of the Mall of America as it opened and its effects of the American culture. From sharing statistics about the amount of jobs available, the number of parking spots, or how much cash is dispersed each week from just the ATMs; Guterson allows readers to feel the massive scale of the mall. He shares stories of the people he met and his own views on the mall, and what it says about America and its people’s values. Guterson makes it clear that Americans have become too absorbed with the thoughts of materialistic belongings; and a mall, such as the Mall of America, only makes those thoughts that much worse and destroys the people’s
To keep a local suburban regional shopping mall from reaching its decline, there are a few things that must be done to keep your mall relevant in today’s society. One must spend time and money during the maturity phase to keep with today’s trends. Getting more or newer department or anchor stores may help to draw in business. Then fill the other empty spaces with specialty stores, offering products that consumers can’t get anywhere else. Another option for managers is to find a niche in the community that will draw consumers in.
In the case of Sam vs. Quinn, his landlord, and the national chain store. Sam is who is working on a great innovation, a device that sounds like a barking dog that will help assist in the safety and welfare of others. Several months ago, Sam hit the jackpot that would change his life and landed in a verbal contract to sell 1000 units to a national chain store. However, this young inventor has been mass producing this product from his place of residence, his apartment, own by Mr. Quinn. Sam arrives home one day to find two letters, one from the chain store demanding the 1000 units be delivered immediately. The other was an eviction notice from Mr. Quinn stating that his barking machine has been pestering the other tenants and that Sam was not supposed to be conducting business from his apartment. Sam is furious at both situations and decides to pro-sue the matters. Therefore, before the court can rule on these cases, the court should determine the various elements whether there is a valid contract, a quasi-contract exists, a promissory estoppel, and the rights an obligation of a tenant would prevail on Sam’s claims.
In “Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: The Mall of America,” David Guterson’s description concerning the Mall of America researches into numerous surfaces that are entrenched throughout the mall both physically and psychologically. David Guterson claims that the Mall is a psychological impact on the applicants inside. He makes this claim through his portrayals of the shopping mall’s: exterior and interior environment, the people he interviews, and the malls many titles.
Rule : : Contract formation requires mutual assent (offer and acceptance), consideration, and no viable defenses to contract formation.
In order to implement my plan, I hope to use the expertise of the commercial developers in order to perfect my mall. I would assume that they will handle all of the construction aspects regarding the project. The mall will contain four retailers which should contain a clothing store, grocery store, thrift shop and health clinic. I also want to have a relatively small parking lot to encourage walkability but also to accommodate for people travelling from afar or attempting to buy in bulk.
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According, the United State Census Bureau, the U.S. population is increasing, every eight seconds a child is born. With the population increasing sort of rapidly the construction of new neighborhoods it is going to be necessary to house these prospering families. Also, the establishment of stores are going to be needed. Therefore, neighborhood stores are going to become available and malls too, but they both are going to vary in certain aspects. Neighborhood stores are stores that provides accommodations to the locals. Malls, on the other hand, are large buildings made of multiple competitive retails stores. Nevertheless, neighborhood stores and malls seem very similar, but when looking at their square footages, remoteness from home, and marketability, they are quite different.
In contract law there are four basic elements that must be met before a contract can be valid. These elements are: an offer and intent to do something, acceptance of what is offered, intent to create legal relations, and consideration. (Kubasek 2008). In the case of Sam Stevens and the national chain store, an offer is made when the chain store manager says it will sell Sam’s barking dog machine exclusively.
The equitable doctrine of implied-in-law contract, a quasi-contract, would have allowed the court to award monetary damages to a plaintiff for providing work or services to a defendant even though no actual contract existed between the parties (Cheeseman, 2015, p. 195). This would apply to the situation in which Sam received some form of payment for his units before he shipped the units to the store. In this case, Sam would have been under the legal obligation to send the units to the chain store. Promissory estoppel (or detrimental reliance) is an equity doctrine that permits a court to order enforcement of a contract that lacks consideration (Cheeseman, 2015, p. 220). Promissory estoppel is used to avoid injustice. The elements of the promissory estoppel include the promisor making a promise, the promiseé replying to the promise, the promiseé taking action on the promise, and experiencing injustice when the promise was not enforced. The promissory estoppel in this case is invalid because there was no discussion about the compensation in return for the 1,000 units, no action based on the promise, and no injustice suffered as a result of fulfilling a
While Hawthorne believed that the PK business has the potential to be tremendously profitable, Hawthorne had always wanted to pursue a corporate store model for PK. In early 2005, Hawthorne was able to renegotiate the contract with general merchandise stores gaining the flexibility to pursue a corporate-owned store model. In August 2005, Kevin Bachand, as the newly appointed Ontario operations manager, was expected to provide his expertise in the planning, launch and ongoing operations for three corporately owned Part King stores.