Tuesday, August 31, 2010

7-Nine Stores: an early prototype

8 comments:

nursemyra said...

It's nice to know that someone persevered

frigginloon said...

Blahahaaha we have those in Australia, they are called police stations!

bschooled said...

Haha! That reminds me of the 24 hour convenience stores in Guadalajara, which are really only 10-14 hour convenience stores.

Cooper Green said...

I think it was their architects who had the most to learn, Myra.

Wow, Loon, you can't get a Slurpee at our local cop shop, but there are countless ways you can get arrested at 7-11.

Strictly speaking, Bea, they don't guarantee that the 24 hours all happen in the same day. Mexicans are better at fine print.

Vodka and Ground Beef said...

I like how upfront the store owner is about the business - it's always closed, straight up. You have to respect a clear business plan like that.

Cooper Green said...

Honesty sells, Vodka, no question. That's also why he removed the stairs.

Scott Oglesby said...

That’s not a prototype. They stole every business in Spain’s business model.

Cooper Green said...

My Spanish is a bit rusty, Scott, but I thought that's what I said. Doesn't 'prototype' mean 'bad idea that's cheap because nobody else wants it'?