This thread is the reverse of @southbound Are Stores closing in your area?
With brick & mortar stores seeming to closing all around us, what stores do you believe will survive?
-Grocery stores: we all need to eat.
-Home improvement stores (Lowes, Home Depot): A need will always exist but a major shake up/realignment is on the way.
-Heating, A/C plumbing: Like home improvement stores they will always be need, BUT, in recent years I've noticed smaller company's being squeezed out in favor of big, multi state company's.
-Walmart: I don't see them going under for a long time, BUT, Amazon.com is taking direct aim at them and their business model. Should be interesting.
This is, obviously, a very small list of what I could write.
What say you? What stores are essential and will be around for the foreseeable future.